Volkswagen’s long-in-the-tooth CC finally has a successor. Called the Arteon, the new vehicle follows the CC’s formula of low-slung, sleek, coupe-like sedan, and it pulls its design from the Sport Coupe Concept GTE VW showed in 2015
Under the hood, Volkswagen will offer a grand total of six engines with power ranging from 148 horsepower for the bottom-rung gas and diesel engines to 276 horsepower for the top-tier turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline four-cylinder. Odds are, when the car is offered here, we’ll only have the options of the lower-powered turbo 2.0-liter engine, which makes 188 horsepower, and the top-level version. Both engines are only offered with a seven-speed DSG transmission, and the 276-horsepower version comes standard with 4Motion all-wheel drive.
In Germany, the car will start at about 35,000 euros, and we expect that it will go for a similar amount of American dollars whenever it comes here, which is similar pricing to today’s CC. We’ve heard a rumor that it will arrive in the US next year as a 2019 model. This means we may see the US-spec version at the Chicago or New York auto show in 2018.