2019 VW Arteon (US)
We finally get to see the US version of the Arteon. Which is, as expected, the same car that came out in Europe last year.
It has the same interior as the European Passat. So nothing new here at all. Since that car came out in 2014.
They repeated what they did with the old CC. A sleeker version of the Passat. Years after the Passat.
So the interior is never really new.
At least, it is different and more upscale than what we get in the US Passat.
So it does work better as a more upscale car this time.
Only one engine will be offered in the US. A 2.0 Liter with 268HP.
AWD will be an option.
I think its main competition will be the new Kia Stinger. Which also comes with a 2.0 Liter engine. With 255HP. And both are hatchback cars.
The Stinger starts at $32 000. Although the base model has very limited choices of colors and option.
The loaded Premium model starts at $37 000.
No matter what, it’ll be much cheaper than an Audi A4 or A5 hatchback. For basically the same car…