It’s not every day that we see a new vehicle added to the Volkswagen lineup, though one might say we’ve been seeing a few new fascias in recent years. Coming up next for Austin TX drivers is the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. This sleek sedan is slotted to take its place above the Passat as a new luxury-focused option with coupe-like design lines.
The 2019 VW Arteon is different from any vehicle that has come before it because it’s not only built on the award-winning MQB platform, but it has a potent powertrain that competes with the likes of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R. It may look elegant and sophisticated on the outside, but once you look at the specs you’ll soon realize it’s a performance powerhouse.
As we’ve hinted, performance is a huge draw for those interested in the 2019 VW Arteon. The model is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Mated to this is an eight-speed automatic transmission for optimum efficiency and a smooth, quiet ride.
Performance features include the standard DCC adaptive damping system and available 4Motion all-wheel drive. You’ll note that outside of performance models like the Golf R or Golf GTI, few options have available 4Motion.
Standard features for the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon include the following:
Blind Spot Monitor
Rear Traffic Alert
V-Tex leatherette seating
Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
8-inch touchscreen infotainment
Car-Net App-Connect with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon will be available in SE, SEL and SEL Premium trims. Learn more about what will be available when you stop by Onion Creek Volkswagen.