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Volkswagen's New Flagship Sedan: The Arteon

August 21, 2018

Volkswagen's New Flagship Sedan: The Arteon

Volkswagen is rebuilding its reputation by introducing a sleek new line of cars and SUVs. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is the car maker’s stylish new flagship sedan, and it’s one that is sure to appeal to car buyers on all sides of the aisle including parents with a kid or two, people who are entering their golden years and young adults whose careers are just starting to take off. 

Taking over for the popular Volkswagen CC, the 2019 Arteon is longer and wider than the CC. It is also faster and bolder. With its strong, wide stance and eye-catching chrome grille, Volkswagen built the sedan to turn heads. It’s sportier than the CC, and it also sits on a wheelbase that’s 5 inches bigger. The Arteon features LED headlights and taillights. It also rides on 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. 

Volkswagen is selling the sedan in SE, SEL and SEL Premium trim levels. The Arteon operates with a 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged engine, one that is capable of producing 268 horsepower along with 258 power-feet of torque. Volkswagen’s Start-Stop system is a standard feature, one meant to improve fuel economy. An 8-speed automatic transmission is included in the car, and it comes standard with a forward collision warning system, rearview camera and autonomous emergency braking. 

Other safety features are the car’s rear traffic alert and blind spot monitoring system. For those who have the budget and desire to upgrade their safety features, adaptive cruise control, park assist and lane assist are available options. VW is also offering a groovy new safety system with the Arteon called Emergency Assist. If the system detects that a driver is especially inattentive or incapacitated, it will activate the hazards and shift the wheel back and forth slightly before pulling over into the slow lane while coming to a full and supposedly safe stop. 

VW designed the interior of the vehicle to look sporty and elegant. Premium materials greet car buyers as do heated front seats and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Standard features are push-button start and keyless access. Interior upgrades include ventilated front seats, Nappa leather seats and heated rear seats as well as a massage feature in the driver’s seat and a panoramic sunroof. 

Enhancing the vehicle even more are the available driving adjustments. Drivers can opt for comfort, normal or sport mode. The differences between them are noticeable. Those who live among pot hole infested streets will appreciate the comfort mode since this option lets drivers enjoy a smoother ride while the sport mode is sure to thrill those who love taking the curves through the canyon. 

Today’s sedans come in all styles and flavors. With the Arteon, car buyers will be bringing home the full package, a car with fresh, top-notch styling combined with the comfort and safety features people have come to expect and want in their everyday cars and SUVs. 

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