On Monday, the German automaker unveiled the Volkswagen Arteon. The car is the latest addition to the company’s lineup at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The motor unit is both stylish and practical, just as what was intended.
An Overview of The Volkswagen Arteon
“The Arteon combines the design elements of a classic sports car with the elegance and space of a fastback,” Volkswagen head designer Klaus Bichoff said in a statement. “It’s an avant-garde business-class Gran Turismo that speaks to the heart and head alike.”
The vehicle has some large shoes to fill, but it is looking poised to gracefully do so. According to Business Insider, the Arteon will be positioned above the Passat sedan in the company’s hierarchy. In essence, it would be replacing the current generation CC.
In several locations including the United States, it will be VW’s flagship model. It will officially start production in the summer.
The Volkswagen Arteon: A Sleek Design Overhaul
The headlights of the Areteon flow into the grille. There is, however, an extra strip of color on top of the grille, which helps differentiate it from the Passat. The wheel archers are also slightly more aggressive. But while these changes are a step away from the standard VW design, the inside is without a doubt true to the branding.
The Volkswagen Arteon: Under The Hood
Interested buyers will get a wide array of options to choose from in terms of power. There is a selection from six TDI diesel and TSI gasoline engines. These, in turn, range from 148 to 276hp in terms of output. Both engines will be paired with the seven-speed DS twin-clutch gearbox from Volkswagen. The actual options per location have not yet been announced.
The Volkswagen Arteon: A Look Inside
Individuals will also get to experience VW’s new Discover Pro infotainment system. This will run conveniently on a 9.2 inch screen with gesture control. Inside the Volkswagen Arteon will also be the brand’s Digital Cockpit instrument cluster. Moreover, there is a heads-up display.
The Arteon will also feature some of the most modern tech available in driver’s assistance. It will have an adaptive cruise control feature in place, as well as an Emergency Assist system. The system will come in when the driver is unable to drive the vehicle. Not only will the unit come to a stop, but it will also be driven to the nearest side line.
— Volkswagen News (@vwpress_en) March 7, 2017