Open main menu

The Volkswagen Arteon is a four door fastback based on the Volkswagen Group MQB platform.[1] The Arteon was unveiled on 6 March 2017, at the Geneva Motor Show[2] and at the Chicago Auto Show for the North American market.[3] The Arteon is a direct successor to the CC. Volkswagen claims that the Arteon will be more upmarket than the previous model.[4][5]

Volkswagen Arteon
2018 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0.jpg
Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 R-Line
Overview
ManufacturerVolkswagen
Also calledVolkswagen CC (China)
Production2017–present
AssemblyGermany: Lower Saxony, Emden
Body and chassis
ClassLarge family car (D)
Body style5-door fastback
LayoutFF/F4 layout (4motion)
RelatedVolkswagen Passat (B8)
Powertrain
EnginePetrol:
1.5L (150 PS) TSI I4
2.0L (190 PS) TSI I4
2.0L (280 PS) TSI 4motion I4
Diesel:
2.0L (150 PS) TDI SCR I4
2.0L (190 PS) TDI SCR 4motion I4
2.0L (240 PS) BiTDI SCR 4motion I4
Transmission6-speed manual
7-speed DSG
8-speed automatic (North America only)
Dimensions
Wheelbase111.9 in (2,842 mm)
Length191.5 in (4,864 mm)
Width73.6 in (1,869 mm)
Height57.0 in (1,448 mm)
Chronology
PredecessorVolkswagen CC
Rear
Arteon Elegance
Interior

EngineEdit

Petrol engines[6]
Model Type Power, Torque@rpm 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) (s) Top speed Transmission CO2 emission (g/km) Years
1.5 25 TSI (150PS) 1,498 cc (91.4 cu in) I4 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp)@5000–6000, 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft)@1500–3500 9.0 (Manual)
8.9 (Automatic)
222 km/h (138 mph) (Manual)
220 km/h (137 mph) (Automatic)
6 speed manual
7 speed DSG
118 (Manual)
131 (Automatic)
2017–
2.0 TSI (190PS) 1,984 cc (121.1 cu in) I4 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp)@4180–6000, 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft)@1500–4180 7.7 239 km/h (149 mph) 7 speed DSG 135 2017–
2.0 TSI 4motion (280PS) 1,984 cc (121.1 cu in) I4 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp)@5100-6500 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)@1700–5600 5.6 250 km/h (155 mph) 7 speed DSG 164 2017–
Diesel engines[7]
Model Type Power, Torque@rpm 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) (s) Top speed Transmission CO2 emission (g/km) Years
2.0 TDI SCR (150PS) 1,968 cc (120.1 cu in) I4 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp)@3500–4000, 340 N⋅m (251 lb⋅ft)@1750–3000 9.4 (Manual)
9.1 (Automatic)
222 km/h (138 mph) (Manual)
220 km/h (137 mph) (Automatic)
6 speed manual
7 speed DSG
112 (Manual)
116 (Automatic)
2017–
2.0 TDI SCR (190PS) 1,968 cc (120.1 cu in) I4 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp)@3500–4000, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)@1900–3300 8.3 (Manual)
8.0 (Automatic)
240 km/h (149 mph) (Manual)
238 km/h (148 mph) (Automatic)
6 speed manual
7 speed DSG
119 (Manual)
122 (Automatic)
2017–
2.0 TDI SCR 4motion (190PS) 1,968 cc (120.1 cu in) I4 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp)@3500–4000, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)@1900–3300 7.8 233 km/h (145 mph) 7 speed DSG 134 2017–
2.0 BiTDI SCR 4motion (240PS) 1,968 cc (120.1 cu in) I4 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp)@4000,500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft)@1750–2500 6.5 245 km/h (152 mph) 7 speed DSG 152 2017–

TransmissionsEdit

Model Years Types
1.5 25 TSI (150PS) 2017– 6 speed manual, 7 speed DSG
2.0 TSI (190PS) 2017– 7 speed DSG
2.0 TSI 4motion (280PS) 2017– 7 speed DSG
2.0 TDI SCR (150PS) 2017– 6 speed manual, 7 speed DSG
2.0 TDI SCR (190PS) 2017– 6 speed manual, 7 speed DSG
2.0 TDI SCR 4motion (190PS) 2017– 7 speed DSG
2.0 BiTDI SCR 4motion (240PS) 2017– 7 speed DSG

EuropeEdit

Six engines are currently offered in the Arteon when it was launched in Europe.[8]

North AmericaEdit

In North America the Arteon will be offered in only one engine.[9] The North American release Arteon will have an eight speed automatic transmission, turbocharged 2.0 litre engine that will produce 268 hp (200 kW) and 258 lb⋅ft (350 N⋅m) of torque.[10]

Trim levelsEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

InteriorEdit

The Arteon will be equipped with a new digital cockpit, which replaces the main instrument panel with a configurable display, on SEL and Executive trims.[13]

SafetyEdit

The system is called Emergency Assist 2.0, and it takes advantage of four existing Volkswagen safety programs: Adaptive Cruise Control, Side Assist, Lane Assist and Park Assist. The Arteon will notice if a driver has not touched the accelerator, brakes or steering wheel for a certain length of time, and it will attempt to alert the person with sounds, visual cues and even a physical brake tap.

If that does not work, Emergency Assist 2.0 takes over: the car's hazard lights switch on and it steers itself to a safe nearside lane. The system uses Lane Assist to recognize lines on the road and Park Assist to actually steer the car. Radar detection via Adaptive Cruise Control and Side Assist helps ensure the Arteon will not hit any other vehicles.[14]

ProductionEdit

China commenced production on the Arteon under the CC name starting in August 2018 for the 2019 model year.

MarketEdit

EuropeEdit

9,798 Arteons were sold in Europe in 2017.[15]

North AmericaEdit

United StatesEdit

The Arteon made its United States debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. It will be available in three trims — SE, SEL, and Premium — with one engine: all 2019 Arteons will have Volkswagen’s workhorse 2.0 litre turbo four, tuned to produce 268 hp and 258 lb ft of torque. Power is managed by an eight-speed automatic transmission, with the choice of front or all wheel drive.[16]

Volkswagen delayed the launch in the United States of its flagship Arteon sedan to 2019, due to unspecified roadblocks with the car's emissions testing. Arteons started arriving at dealerships in America in April 2019.

CanadaEdit

Volkswagen Canada has confirmed that it will be available in the Canadian market.[17] It became available in the Canadian market in spring of 2019.

AsiaEdit

ChinaEdit

The car was presented at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show.[18] Trim levels will consist of the 330TSI and 380TSI equipped with a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder petrol and seven speed dual clutch gearbox and pricing is between 252,800 yuan to 309,800 yuan (36,520 to 44,750 USD).[19]

South KoreaEdit

The Arteon is currently being sold in South Korea.[20]

SingaporeEdit

The Arteon will be sold in Singapore.[21]

IndiaEdit

The Arteon will be sold in India.[22]

AustraliaEdit

The Arteon is currently being sold in Australia.[23]

AfricaEdit

South AfricaEdit

The Arteon is currently sold in South Africa.[24]

AwardsEdit

  • 2017 Golden Steering Wheel Award (“midsize and premium class” category) [25]
  • 2019 Tow Car Awards – Overall Winner [26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Volkswagen Arteon: UK launch prices and specs revealed". AutoExpress.
  2. ^ Sherman, Don (December 2016). "2018 Volkswagen Arteon - Prototype Drive". Car & Driver. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "All-New 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Makes U.S. Debut at the Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Auto Show". www.chicagoautoshow.com.
  4. ^ "Volkswagen Previews New Arteon Fastback To Replace CC". carscoops.com.
  5. ^ "New Volkswagen Arteon prototype review". autoexpress.co.uk. Auto Express.
  6. ^ The new Arteon UK brochure. Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Limited. 5 December 2017. p. 16.
  7. ^ The new Arteon UK brochure. Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Limited. 5 December 2017. p. 16.
  8. ^ "2018 Volkswagen Arteon: Volkswagen's Newest High-End Sedan".
  9. ^ "2019 Volkswagen Arteon Makes North America Debut in Chicago - Motor Trend Canada". 9 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Second Look: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon".
  11. ^ "Compare VW Arteon Model Specs & Pricing | Volkswagen UK". www.volkswagen.co.uk. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Compare VW Arteon Model Specs & Pricing | Volkswagen UK". www.volkswagen.co.uk. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Volkswagen Arteon Reviews - Volkswagen Arteon Price, Photos, and Specs - Car and Driver".
  14. ^ "How VW's Arteon keeps you alive if you pass out while driving".
  15. ^ "Volkswagen Arteon European sales figures".
  16. ^ Ougarov, Kirill (2018-02-08). "2019 Volkswagen Arteon Makes U.S. Debut in the Windy City | Automobile Magazine". Automobilemag.com. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  17. ^ "2019 Volkswagen Arteon Finally Confirmed for Canada!".
  18. ^ "2019 VW CC At Beijing Motor Show – Auto China 2018".
  19. ^ "2019 VW CC specs". Autohome.
  20. ^ "Volkswagen Korea opens showroom for Arteon".
  21. ^ "In pictures: Volkswagen Arteon launch in Singapore".
  22. ^ "Volkswagen Arteon coming to India - Full Information, Latest Images, Pictures, Photos, News, Test Reviews, Interior and Feature Stories - Overdrive". Overdrive.
  23. ^ "New VW Arteon 2017 - Sedans - Volkswagen Australia". www.volkswagen.com.au.
  24. ^ "Volkswagen Arteon arrives in South Africa – official pricing".
  25. ^ "'2017 Golden Steering Wheel' Award for the New Volkswagen Arteon". www.carkrew.com. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  26. ^ "2019 Overall Winner: Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TDI 150PS Elegance DSG". www.thetowcarawards.com.