Officially: Volkswagen Arteon will become a wagonMarch 17, 2018
Earlier such an opportunity was considered, now it became known that the model will receive another type of body.
Last year, the head of the product line of mid-size and full-size Volkswagen cars, Dr. Elmar-Marius Licharz, said in an interview with Auto Express that he “would like to do Arteon Shooting Brake – these plans are being considered, but no decision has been made yet.” Now it became known that the project was given a green light. However, when the five-door wagon can appear on the market, it is not reported.
Also, talks continue on the expansion of the Volkswagen Arteon’s power range with a six-cylinder engine, but it is still unknown how. If such an engine appears in the power scale of the model, then it can become the first European car market based on the MQB platform with the six-cylinder engine. In the United States, the first was the Atlas crossover, which is offered with a 3.6-liter V6 engine with a payload of 276 hp. and 361 Nm. Perhaps, the same motor will get Arteon.
Let’s remind, the public premiere of Volkswagen Arteon was held a year ago in the framework of the Geneva Motor Show. Fastback shared with the Passat the latest generation of the MQB platform, the composition of the power scale, as well as the chassis and interior. A few days later, prices for the model were announced and orders were accepted. Live deliveries began in May – last year 9 798 cars were sold in Europe.
Volkswagen Arteon in the version for the American market debuted in February at the Auto Show in Chicago. The 2019 model year car will go on sale not to the North American market in the third quarter of this year with a two-liter turbo engine TSI with a capacity of 268 hp and 350 Nm of torque. The engine is combined with a front or full (optional) drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.