Volkswagen has worn a number of different masks throughout the decades. At first, it wore the face of “The People’s Car,” with the VW Beetle coming in as a practical option for its time. The Golf, or Rabbit as it was called in the U.S., came in to provide another practical and efficient option. Then at some point there was a change. People started respecting the brand not only for its functionality, but for the sophisticated European pedigree. Now VW is wondering, why not both? This is exactly where the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon comes in for drivers in the Longview TX area.
The Arteon is bigger than the CC that it’s often compared to. It’s also more powerful, with a 268-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. All-wheel drive? Yes, it’s an option, and available on every trim. It’s everything you want in a midsize sedan, then more.
It’s clear just by looking at the 2019 VW Arteon that it’s a model built for practical enthusiasts. The design lines are aggressive, but in a subtle and sophisticated way that speaks to the VW DNA. A sleek, sloping roofline blends perfectly with a fastback rear hatch. Small details, like frameless side windows, show that it’s a step above the VW Passat, but without seeming too boastful.
As a brand-new model, the VW Arteon has to come in as a bold and attractive option in order to compete. That it does. The vehicle is built on the award-winning MQB platform, has a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and comes with the recently developed People’s First Warranty. This warranty is twice what the average automaker provides, giving the Arteon six years or 72,000 miles (whichever comes first) of bumper-to-bumper coverage.
So what about trims? The Arteon comes in SE, SEL and SEL Premium grades for the initial 2019 model year. Standard features found in the base SE trim include:
LED exterior lighting
Blind Spot Monitor
DCC adaptive damping
Heated front seats
Keyless entry with push-button start
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Clearly, the Arteon isn’t playing games when it comes to premium. Learn more when you contact us here at Gorman McCracken Volkswagen.