Volkswagen Arteon Is Confirmed to be CC Replacement. Volkswagen recently released a sketch of its newest car, Volkswagen Arteon that is set to be the replacement of CC and Phaeton. The name is derived from the word “Art” and “Eon” which will be used for VW’s premium models. But 2018 VW Arteon is not going to be just another premium model. It will be the company’s next Halo brand and the specifications—and also the price for that matter—will be placed above Passat.
Volkswagen Arteon Specifications
Exterior, Interior design
New 2018 Volkswagen Arteon is VW’s first all-new model after the diesel scandal, so the company wants to go all out with it. The Sport Coupe GTE concept inspires the design. So, it will bear a lot of resemblance to the coupe concept that was introduced last year.
Furthermore, as VW CC’s replacement, it will fix some aspects from CC that were deemed unsuccessful. VW CC was criticized due to its small luggage space and uncomfortable rear seat. Arteon will come with the similar style with CC. But, it will also provide spacious luggage space of 1,700 L when the rear seat is folded down as well as longer leg room and more comfortable back seat.
Engine Specs — Volkswagen Arteon 2018
Even though Coupe GTE concept heavily inspires Arteon, the two will not share the same gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. Instead, it is possible that VW Arteon will get a 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder unit with the range-topping model produces 280HP (276 bhp). Probably, it is the same engine powering Seat Leon Cupra 280 and Skoda Superb 280.
Furthermore, the engine will be paired to all-new 7-speed DSG gearbox, which means Arteon is the first Volkswagen car that receives the all-new transmission. Front-wheel drive probably will be the standard while all-wheel drive will be available for the 280 HP model.
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It has been confirmed that Volkswagen Arteon will not get hybrid powertrain in its first launching. However, the company doesn’t rule out the possibility of giving this car a hybrid powertrain in the future.
2018 Volkswagen Arteon Price and Release Date
After its debut in 2017 Geneva Motor Show, 2018 Volkswagen Arteon will commence sales in Europe region sometime in the summer and hit UK market in autumn. Since Volkswagen is going to place Arteon above CC, we can expect the price to be higher as well.
Consequently, it is safe to say that Arteon will probably be priced at around £30,000. Volkswagen also has the plan to launch Arteon in other markets such as China and USA. But, the company has not confirmed when this CC’s replacement will go to those regions.
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