Volkswagen has a new car that drivers are going to want to test out. The 2018 VW Arteon is a hatchback coupe that looks like a small crossover but drives more like a car than an SUV. Although it looks small on the outside, it has an impressive amount of space and surprising features that make it worth checking out.
The current trend isn’t necessarily for hatchback coupes, but this innovative car might shake up the market. It’s undeniably a head-turner, but it’s not a just a cute car or an updated Passat as some have characterized it. VW has made sure every facet of the car is designed to be both functional and attractive.
Under the Hood
Lift up the hood, and you’ll find a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a dual-clutch automated manual gearbox. You have the option of two different turbocharged 2.0-liter engines. The highest performed will offer a 276 horsepower engine with 4MOTION all-wheel drive. You can opt for front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and VW also offers a progressive steering system.
Safety is a priority for the VW Arteon. The car offers drowsy-driver monitoring, a collision-avoidance system, and an upgraded modern driver-assistance system. Its adaptive cruise control system varies the speed based on the navigation system and speed limits. The car will also take navigation information into consideration to better illuminate the road ahead. An emergency assist system controls the vehicle to slow down or pull off the road in case of an emergency.
According to Volkswagen, the Arteon is a “Gran Turismo” vehicle with just a touch of avant-garde. This car highlights a new era from the design team of VW. The features of the exterior include a full-width grill, an oversized sunroof, and a bolder hood, fender, and wheel arch treatment.
For a coupe, you will find a surprising amount of room in the interior of the car. The car offers almost 30 cubic feet of trunk space. If you need extra room, you can fold down the back seat and get nearly the amount of cargo space as a crossover SUV. Probably the most fun aspect of the interior is the Discover Pro Infotainment system with gesture control and 9.2-inch interface. This digital cockpit offers control of the emergency assist and the adaptive cruise control.
It’s new and different and offers the first look at the new style VW is approaching for the future. If you want the space of a crossover, but the driver experience of a coupe, then this new car offers a blend of all those elements. When it arrives in 2018, it’s worth test driving to see if this new type of vehicle fits you and your family.
People are wary of anything new, but VW is hedging its bets that people are going to want the new style of the Arteon. With its surprising amount of space and its innovative technology, it’s a car that might fit perfectly in your garage and make your drives a little more fun.