The Volkswagen Arteon Will Hit U.S. Dealers This Summer, And It Starts From $36,840

2019 Volkswagen Arteon. [Photo: Volkswagen]

Two years after its original unveiling, the Arteon will go on sale soon.

Volkswagen has announced pricing for the 2019 Arteon — the brand’s replacement for the old CC. The car’s predecessor went out of production in 2017 and this was supposed to arrive closely behind it. Now, as we roll through the 2019 model year, we now know the Arteon still start from $36,840, including a $995 destination fee. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon will also come with 4Motion all-wheel drive as an option, starting from $38,640.

Under the hood of each new Arteon will be just one engine. A 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected TSI engine is on offer, making 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed to the front wheels or all four through an 8-speed automatic transmission. What’s more, every Arteon features Volkswagen’s DCC adaptive damping control system. Apart from the performance aspects, Volkswagen styled the Areton to look sharper and much more aggressive than the rounded CC.

Inside, each Areton from the SE on up get aluminum alloy wheels, power front seats, keyless access with push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. As with other Volkswagens, that system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are three trim levels in total, including the SE. From there, buyers can step up to the SEL or SEL Premium.

Trim levels and package options

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL starts from $40,990 for a front-wheel drive model. On top of all the standard gear you get from the SE, you get more in the way of creature comforts. Here, there are standard adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, as well as memory positions for the driver’s seat and power folding mirrors. The SEL also offers adaptive cruise control and Volkswagen’s 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit Display.

Stepping up one more trim level gets you to the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL Premium. This trim gets pricey, starting at $45,940. However, you get standard all-wheel drive here, as well as 19-inch alloy wheels. Other features include paddle shifters, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, as well as heated rear seats. The driver’s seat has a massaging feature, and Volkswagen steps up the audio system to a 12-speaker Dynaudio unit. Finally, the SEL Premium offers an Easy Open and Close trunk that you can open by kicking your foot under the bumper, standard Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Control, Park Assist and an overhead 360-degree camera.

The R-Line package is available on every trim level of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. For $1,265, you can get more sporty styling elements for your Arteon, as well as bespoke 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Getting the package with 20-inch wheels costs $1,765.

2019 Volkswagen Arteon

On sale in May 2019

According to Volkswagen, the 2019 Arteon will go on sale in the U.S. around mid-May. Stay tuned to for more news, views and Arteon reviews coming soon!