Volkswagen recently unveiled their U.S. spec Arteon at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show and only one powertrain will be available when the model starts appearing on showroom floors in the third quarter of 2018.
Those in Europe will have a choice of both diesel and petrol options, but the only powertrain U.S. buyers can place on VW's Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. This is by no means a bad thing as it delivers 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Those who want 4Motion all-wheel drive can add it as an option.
If the mid-sized sedan's exterior styling isn't attractive enough, with its fastback-style appeal, then the long list of standard features on all Arteon may be enough to win you over. Even the entry-level trim comes equipped with heated front seats, LED headlamps, a set of 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, forward collision assist, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitor, an 8.0-inch touchscreen that's AndroidAuto and Apple CarPlay compatible, and more.
Pricing has not been released yet, but we do know that the Arteon will be offered in four trim levels; SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. What's more, CarScoops claims the model is covered by "VW's transferrable People First Warranty that provides coverage for six years or 72,000 miles".