Still disappoints me that we haven't heard too much yet about a higher performing Arteon because seeing all the components that VW has its well within VW's reach.
I had to execute Plan B. I have to turn in my 2013 Passat TDI to Volkswagen by the end of December. With the US Arteon officially unavailable until Q2-2019 I made my decision.I had a discussion with my VW dealer, actually the new car sales manager. I asked about the arrival of the Arteon in October to see if I could get pricing info and get on the buy list.
He informed me and showed me a letter he received from the head of VW USA. The US Arteon is delayed until at least March or April next year. The reason given for the delay was VW has yet to get US EPA approval on emissions.
So the new estimate on arrival is a best guess estimate. It is all up to EPA regulators.
So, I have to find a plan B to replace my Passat TDi the VW is buying back by the end of 2018.
I just picked up a new Tiguan SEL Premium today to replace my wife's Golf Sportwagen TDi. I got it for $35,500 USD. It listed for $39,000 on the sticker.
In all likelihood, unless the Touareg doesn't work for me, there will not be an Arteon in my immediate future. By the time I would replace the Touareg, the automobile world should be well on its way to electric or hybrid. Unless something changes, VW has killed diesel as an alternative in the US. For economy I like the diesel.Wow would be hard to pass up on a deal like that. At least VW is finally around to retrofitting the affected diesel models. Does this mean you'll no
longer be picking up a Arteon?