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Old 09-27-2018, 10:27 AM
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Those small engines are very welcome in Europe.
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Sat in one this weekend. It's nice, but for the price you're better off looking elsewhere.
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The successor to the well-regarded Volkswagen CC has yet to go on sale. As previously reported, the all-new Volkswagen Arteon’s US launch was (again) pushed back a few months to early this year due to delays in the certification process caused by a backlog in meeting World Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure emissions testing, commonly referred to as WLTP. That testing was supposed to have been completed early this year, meaning now.

VW previously targeted a winter 2019 launch, but evidently, that’s not happening. We reached out to VW for an update and were told by a VW spokesperson that the 2019 Arteon "basically should be on sale in late spring” this year.

The reason for the delay is the same certification issue, only VW can’t do anything about it. Turns out Audi is the one handling this. "It’s an Audi engine and they were running way behind (with WLTP certification). They are responsible for the homologation,” the spokesperson said.

The engine in question is the turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder with 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Both front and all-wheel-drive are expected to be offered, though the latter will be optional. The Arteon has been on sale in Europe for a few months now, though it has a different and more powerful engine in that market.
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Europe has the more powerful engine than US? WTF is going on...
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:14 PM
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Wiki shows 276/258 for the top 2.0T engine with a 7DSG.
268/258 with an 8AT here.

Not sure why the difference
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We've had our hands on it for sometimes but yeah, its still not sold here. We are ahead of the curve hhahahha

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After homologation delays, the car will reach dealerships a bit less than a year later than it was originally planned.

Originally promised to hit U.S. dealerships in the third quarter of 2018, the Volkswagen Arteon was delayed for our market due to homologation issues. It will now finally go on sale early this summer, a Volkswagen spokesperson confirmed to C/D.This new nameplate effectively replaces the old CC, a derivative of the Passat that had a more rakish design—like the Arteon does.

Volkswagen says the delay was due to the rollout of new WLTP regulations in global markets, which pushed the timeline back for U.S. homologation of this new model. The Arteon will remain a 2019 model-year vehicle in our market, and its U.S. specifications, which were announced in February 2018, won't change. It comes with a single powertrain—a 268-hp 2.0-liter inline-four, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission—and comes in either front- or all-wheel-drive forms.

Trim levels for the Arteon include SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and a sporty-ish R-Line model with a few visual tweaks. An Audi A7–esque hatchback with stylish curves, the Arteon looks far more attractive than the bland Passat mid-size sedan both inside and out, and it offers far more luxury features. It's also considerably more powerful than the Passat, which comes with a 174-hp turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder and is front-wheel drive only.

We don't know pricing for the Arteon yet, as that will come closer to its on-sale date a few months from now. Our expectation is that it will start in the mid-$30,000 range, with better-equipped models topping $40,000.
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Glad to know that not everyone is abandoning the sedan market .....
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If there’s one thing we came away with while slingshotting the 2019 Arteon through mountain roads east of Santa Barbra, California during the vehicle's first drive event, it’s that Volkswagen’s newest sedan is a thrill to drive fast. Thrilling enough, in fact, that we left wishing Volkswagen would build an Arteon with a stiffer suspension and more horsepower to push the model to its full potential.

So when Volkswagen of America’s soft-spoken senior manager of product and technology communications, Mark Gilles, sat next to us at our lunch stop, we peppered him with questions about potential new variants while our Arteon’s piping hot brakes cooled. What he told us is promising. According to Gilles, "Volkswagen has been toying with the idea of bringing an Arteon R to the European market."

Whether that go-fast version of the Arteon would make it to America, though, is another matter. The reason Volkswagen isn’t sold on bringing an Arteon R to the US has to do with its price. Since a base Arteon SE FWD starts at $36,840 and the range-topping SEL Platinum R-Line with 4Motion goes for no less than $47,705, it’s reasonable to expect an Arteon R to start in the low to mid $50k mark.

"In the past we’ve had trouble selling a $50k+ Volkswagen in America,” said Gilles, referencing the Phaeton sold from 2002 to 2006 that failed spectacularly in the US. Another reason for the apprehension is that the Arteon's delays mean Volkswagen hasn’t had time to gauge how Americans like the standard 2.0-liter fastback before jumping in with a second version. That isn’t the case for Europe since the Arteon has been on sale in there since 2017.
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Even at current pricing structure, i dont think VW will sell many of these due to its pricing. I really like the looks of it tho.

They basically cost almost the same as Audi, Mercedes and BMW's 4 cylinder models...

IMO, this car should not cost too much more than a loaded Camry or Accord....
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