All-New 2019 VW Arteon Highlights

2019 Arteon SEL Premium R-Line Feature
2019 Arteon SEL Premium R-Line. Credit: VW
Just in time for its spring arrival, Volkswagen is talking up the new 2019 Arteon, a fastback sedan that VW says sets a new design direction for the brand’s next generation of vehicles. VW runs through some of the facts and highlights of the Arteon in a press release outlined below:

1. Design is the Name of the Game

The Arteon name is taken from the Latin word for art (artem) and alludes to the emphasis VW placed on its design. The VW team set out to “open a new chapter” in the evolution of four-door coupes with features such as chrome strips on the frameless side windows and a wraparound grille.

2. Room to Stretch

2019 VW Arteon SEL Premium Interior
2019 Arteon SEL Premium R-Line. Credit: VW

The nearly 112-inch wheelbase helps provide drivers and passengers with far more space than most fastback-style vehicles. While most fastback cars can feel cramped in the back seat, especially for taller passengers, the Arteon has space for rear-seat passengers to lean back, cross their legs, and relax.

3. Worth the Wait

Three-and-a-half years passed between initial discussions about the Arteon and final production. It is arriving at dealerships this month.

4. A Car That Packs a Bite

In creating the low, coupe-like silhouette of the Arteon, the Volkswagen design team drew inspiration from nature. In particular, designers looked to imitate the streamlined and athletic profile of predators, including sharks.

5. A Different Light

Volkswagen introduced a unique lighting architecture with the Arteon: The grille and headlights weave together into a seamless unit, a feature that wowed the engineering team when designers first presented it.

6. Form, Meet Function

2019 VW Arteon Trunk
Credit: VW

The 27-cubic-foot trunk provides cargo space that exceeds that of most sedans, making the Arteon practical in a way that many similar types of vehicles are not. For example, folding down the rear seat provides a total of 55 cubic feet of cargo space.

7. Choose Your Ride? You Can Do That

The standard DCC adaptive chassis control feature of the Arteon allows drivers to configure the vehicle’s running gear for “normal,” “comfort,” or “sport” driving. The comfort mode helps even out bumpy rides, while the sport mode helps stiffen damping to create a more direct connection between the driver and the road.

8. Driver Assistance, Of Course

Driver Assistance features include standard Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, and standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking. Available features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Light Assist, Park Assist, and Park Distance Control.

9. Make It Bolder

2019 VW Arteon SEL Premium R-Line
2019 Arteon SEL Premium R-Line. Credit: VW

Ready for the all-new four-door coupe? Now you can make it your own with the new R-Line package. It gives you a sportier interior and some enviable, dynamic exterior treatments.

It will be available when the Arteon goes on sale this spring.

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