The German automaker Volkswagen is all set to launch the Volkswagen awe – inspiring Arteon in the coming year with spectacular body styling, stunning interiors and dignified on – road performance.
2018 Volkswagen Arteon Engine
There are three gasoline engines available as options at the launch. A 276 horsepower, 2.0 liter four – cylinder TSI turbo with a peak torque of 258 lb – ft is likely to be most impressive. This comes paired with a seven – speed twin – clutch transmission and all – wheel drive system.
The base engine will be 1.5 liters four – cylinder engine producing a power of 148 horsepower. This will be paired with six – speed manual transmission or seven – speed dual – clutch transmission. The mid range engine will be a 188 horsepower 2.0 liter four – cylinder engine paired with a seven – speed dual – clutch gearbox. Front wheel drive will be standard and 4Motion all – wheel drive comes as optional. The Arteon will be launched in three trims, Base, Elegance and R – Line.
2018 Volkswagen Arteon Exteriors
The exterior design is largely unchanged from the previous generation Arteon two years back. However, it’s significantly larger than the previous generation Arteon by being 191.4 inches long, which is 2.3 inches longer than the previous Arteon, 73.7 inches wide (0.7 inches wider) and 56.2 inches tall (0.4 inches taller) with 18 inches Aluminium Alloy Wheels.
The roof of the new generation Arteon is desperately sloping at the rear end which eventually undermines the head space for the rear passengers. LED taillights, a continuous chrome strip at the lower body and heated windshield wiper nozzles add immense beautification to the look.
2018 Volkswagen Arteon Interiors
Striated wood inserts, contrast stitching on the seats and mats, leather seat covers, extravagant plastics, aluminum look pedal covers, heated front seats, flat bottomed steering wheel and 8 inches flat screen infotainment system with flashy graphics compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have enhanced the aesthetics of the car cabin.
Seats are extremely accommodating and congenial with immensely generous leg space. They provide exceptional comfort for long rides. There is a magnificent 58.8 cubic feet cargo space with the rear seats folded which makes carrying packages uncomplicated. However, the center console compromises on storage space which can be inconvenient for some. The interior is infused with an artificial Sound Symposer which artificially permeates the cockpit with more thrilling sounds than the actual engine noise. The 11 speaker audio system lends a more premium look to the interior. The entry and ignition remain keyless.
2018 Volkswagen Arteon Safety Features
There are many inventive safety features and driver assistive features which have made an impact. The advanced Airbag System provides all round protection to the occupants with the Driver Head, Front and Knee Airbag; Front Passenger Head, Front and Knee Airbag; Side Curtain Airbags and Overhead Airbags. The Adaptive Cruise Control along with innovative headlights analyses the approaching curve and highlights it before any driver intervention. Rear – End Crash Protection System aligns the seats and belts in preparation for an impact, cracks open the windows for optimum airbag deployment and turns on the hazard flashers.Emergency Assist warns the driver of any
Emergency Assist warns the driver of any discrepancy in the driving, however, on assessing no response from the driver to the warning, the Emergency Assist System maintains the car in the lane and gently deviates to the slow lane before coming to a stop. The Rear Traffic Alert System warns about the approaching side traffic when backing out of the parking slot or driveways. Blind Spot Monitoring System detects other vehicles located on the driver’s side and rear and alerts the driver about it visually and audibly. The more advanced features include Lane Keeping Assist, 360-degree bird’s eye camera coverage, and Rollover Protection System.
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2018 Volkswagen Arteon Pricing and Release Date
The base price of the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon may creep up to $37,000 and it is expected to go on sale in the summer of 2018.