VW Introduces the Arteon
Volkswagen recently introduced the Arteon model to the driving public. This new model made its official North American debut at the ’18 Chicago Auto Show. The vehicle is an upscale sporty sedan that is certain to catch the attention of onlookers. VW’s Arteon now serves as the popular automaker’s flagship sedan. Here’s an in-depth look at what to expect from upcoming VW Arteon.
Step inside the Arteon and you will enjoy quite the luxurious interior. The leather interior is soft and comfy. The vehicle provides an array of niceties including:
- Smartphone app connectivity
- Digital cockpit
- Panoramic sunroof
- Massaging driver’s seat
The Arteon’s Look
The vehicle is longer, wider and lower to the ground. It has 18-inch wheels, shorter overhangs and a wheelbase five inches longer than the CC, which it’s replacing. To say the Arteon looks athletic would be an understatement. This is a stylish, sleek and sporty ride you will be proud to wheel around town. Its sloping roof line, wrap-around style hood and imposing slatted front grille really make a strong impression.
The new Arteon boasts ample power. Pop open the vehicle’s signature clamshell hood and your will find a four cylinder engine with 268 horses. This engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available for upper trims. Press the gas pedal and you will be thrilled with the response. The Arteon is quite the responsive vehicle, providing rapid acceleration, agile cornering and superior control.
The Arteon’s Build and Safety
VW’s lofty production standards have resulted in the Arteon’s reactive hood technology. The company uses high strength steel comprised of 30 percent ultra-high strength hot formed steel, 36 percent extra high strength and 10 percent ultra-high strength. This unique hood is meant to reduce the impact of an accident with a pedestrian. It probably won’t be long until the reactive hood technology becomes a safety requirement for all new vehicles.
Sensors in the front of the Arteon determine if there is a pending impact with a pedestrian or another vehicle. If a collision with a pedestrian is anticipated, two diminutive pyrotechnic charges attached to the rear of the hood with hinges will fire. This lifts the hood rear by a couple inches, reducing pedestrian injuries by decreasing the impact with the engine. The system functions when the vehicle is traveling between 15 and 35 miles per hour. You will rest easy knowing strictly OEM parts are used in this hood and subsequent repairs, replacements, upgrades etc.
Stay Tuned for More Information About VW’s new Arteon
The new Arteon will likely prove to be quite the successful replacement for the CC sedan. The Arteon will be available in levels ranging from SE to SEL and SEL Premium. The vehicle will arrive in the United States at some point this summer. The starting price will likely be below the $40,000 mark. Stay tuned for more developments in the coming weeks and months.