Volkswagen Arteon

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Volkswagen Arteon
2018 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line TSi S-A 2.0 Front.jpg
Also calledVolkswagen CC (China)
AssemblyEmden, Lower Saxony
Body and chassis
ClassLarge family car
Compact executive car (D)
Body style4-door fastback
LayoutFF/F4 layout (4motion)
RelatedVolkswagen Passat (B8)
Engine2.0 L TSI I4
Transmission7-speed DSG
Wheelbase111.9 in (2,842 mm)
Length191.5 in (4,864 mm)
Width73.6 in (1,869 mm)
Height57.0 in (1,448 mm)
PredecessorVolkswagen CC

The Volkswagen Arteon is a four door fastback based on the Volkswagen Group MQB platform.[1]


The Arteon is a direct successor to the CC. Volkswagen claims that compared to the previous model, the Arteon will be more upmarket.[2][3] The Arteon was unveiled on 6 March 2017, at the Geneva Motor Show[4] and at the Chicago Auto Show for the North American market.[5]

Drive train[edit]

The North American release Arteon will have an eight speed automatic transmission, turbocharged 2.0 litre engine that will produce 268 horsepower and 258 lb. ft of torque.[6]



Six engines will be offered in the Arteon when it launches in Europe.[7]

North America[edit]

In North America the Arteon will be offered in only one engine.[8]


The Arteon will be equipped with a new digital cockpit, which replaces the main instrument panel with a configurable display, on SEL and Executive trims.[9]


The system is called Emergency Assist 2.0, and it takes advantage of four existing Volkswagen safety programs: Adaptive Cruise Control, Side Assist, Lane Assist and Park Assist. The Arteon will notice if a driver has not touched the gas, brakes or steering wheel for a certain length of time, and it will attempt to alert the person with sounds, visual cues and even a physical brake tap.

If that does not work, Emergency Assist 2.0 takes over: the car's hazard lights switch on and it steers itself to a safe nearside lane. The system uses Lane Assist to recognize lines on the road and Park Assist to actually steer the car. Radar detection via Adaptive Cruise Control and Side Assist helps ensure the Arteon will not hit any other vehicles.[10]


China commenced production on the Arteon under the CC name starting in August 2018 for the 2019 model year.

Trim levels[edit]



9,798 Arteons were sold in Europe in 2017.[11]

North America[edit]

United States[edit]

The Arteon made its United States debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. It will be available in three trims — SE, SEL, and Premium — with one engine: all 2019 Arteons will have Volkswagen’s workhorse 2.0 litre turbo four, tuned to produce 268 hp and 258 lb ft of torque. Power is managed by an eight-speed automatic transmission, with the choice of front- or all-wheel drive.[12]


Volkswagen Canada has confirmed that it will be available in the Canadian market.[13]



The car was presented at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show.[14] Trim levels will consist of the 330TSI and 380TSI equipped with a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder petrol and 7 speed dual clutch gearbox and pricing is between 252,800 yuan to 309,800 yuan (36,520 to 44,750 USD).[15]


The Arteon will be sold in Singapore.[16]


The Arteon will be sold in India.[17]


The Arteon is currently being sold in Australia.[18]


South Africa[edit]

The Arteon is currently sold in South Africa.[19]


2017 Golden Steering Wheel Award (“midsize and premium class” category)[20]


  • 2.0 TDI 150 brake horsepower (110 kW)
  • 2.0 TDI 190 brake horsepower (140 kW)
  • 2.0 TDI 240 brake horsepower (180 kW)
  • 1.5 TSI petrol 150 brake horsepower (110 kW)
  • 2.0 TSI petrol 190 brake horsepower (140 kW)
  • 2.0 TSI petrol 280 brake horsepower (210 kW)


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