Volkswagen manufacturer has decided to make the new successor to the aged CC model. It is going to be the new 2018 Volkswagen Arteon. So, we can conclude that it will now carry all-new name. However, its design won`t be all different from its predecessor. This four-door handsome sedan will be recognizable by its sloped roof and long wheelbase. It will ride on a new platform as well and will feature several powerful engines. They will range in power from 148 to 276 horses. Furthermore, the interior will be improved with more standard equipment.
New Arteon has already been presented at the Geneva Auto Show, and we believe that it is going be very successful. Its main competitors will be: Audi A4, Acura TLX, Cadillac ATS, Buick Regal and Infiniti Q50.
2018 Volkswagen Arteon powertrain
2018 Volkswagen Arteon will be available with six different engines which will depend on a market. We will see three diesel and three gasoline units. The USA market will probably get 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI engine with the output of 188 horses. The second one will be a 2.0-liter TSI 4-cylinder engine. This unit will be able to produce 276 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. As for the fuel efficiency, the last engine is rated at 25.6 mpg in the city, 38.6 mpg on the highway and 32.2 mpg combined.
We will also see a 1.5-liter TSI petrol unit with the output of 148 hp and a 2.0-liter TSI engine with the power of 187 horses. A 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI engine will be able to make 235 horsepower.
The engines will be mated to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox which will depend on the engine option. As for the drivetrain, it will be offered with front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.
Exterior and interior design
The new 2018 Volkswagen Arteon will ride on the VW`s MQB architecture. It will be 191.4 inches long, 73.6 inches wide and 57 inches tall.
When it comes to exterior, 2018 Volkswagen Arteon will feature the similar silhouette as its forerunner. It will look very attractive and elegant. The whole body will get more athletic and sharper lines. The radiator grille will be shorter now. The LED headlamps will retain the CC`s model shape but will be slightly refreshed. The air intakes are revised too and will look more aggressive. On the side, we will notice the new design of the rear doors. Furthermore, the rear fascia will be revamped as well and will look very stylish. Depending on a market, the new Arteon will ride on either 18- or 19-inch wheels.
The interior of the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon will be redesigned too. First of all, because of the longer wheelbase (111.9 inches) the rear seats passengers will have more legroom which will be probably the best in the class. The seats will be redesigned too and will feature a new stitching. The dashboard will be simple and will receive a 9.2-inch touchscreen display. Moreover, the Arteon Elegance trim will offer faux-suede leather upholstery and heated seats.
As for the equipment, it will be available with infotainment system with eight speakers, adaptive cruise control, USB, emergency assist, automatic climate control and so on.
Release date and price
2018 Volkswagen Arteon will go on sale later this year. Its price is expected to start at around $37,000.