The latest trend sweeping the luxury world is a new rear hatch, which some call a "sportback." This style combines the utility of a hatchback with the styling of a more traditional sport sedan. However, most vehicles with this feature come with a hefty price tag. Until now.

The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Arteon brings European luxury styling and features at a much more accessible price, and is poised to be one of Volkswagen's top-selling vehicles. The hype around the Arteon is real, but does it live up to expectations? Without further ado, we introduce the newly released Volkswagen Arteon, now available in limited quantities.

Rising Above the Mainstream

Taking a first look at the Arteon, it's hard not to be impressed by its styling. There's a combination of refinement, athleticism, and head-turning lines that is just not often found in reasonably-priced vehicles. 

There's no doubt that the auto industry is evolving, with a much greater emphasis placed on crossovers. Their hatchback, raised ride height, and generally larger size gives buyers an attractive mix of practicality and performance. However, there is a huge segment that still prefers the styling and profile of a large sedan. It's clear from the design of the 2019 VW Arteon that Volkwagen has its finger on the pulse of the auto industry, as they've produced a vehicle that brings the best qualities of a crossover into a new form factor.

The Arteon's power comes from an engaging 2.0l turbocharged engine that puts out 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and most models will be equipped with AWD. Below we'll look at the 2019 Arteon's trim levels and features, which serve to further separate it from the mainstream pack.

Another benefit that separates the Arteon is Volkswagen's unique 6-year/72,000 mile limited warranty, that not only covers powertrain, but is also transferable. This doesn't just keep you protected better than competitors' warranties, it also increases the resale value of your new Volkswagen down the road. Making the warranty transferable was a great move by Volkswagen, and owners of the all-new Arteon will surely appreciate the peace of mind.

Trim Levels & Features of the 2019 Arteon

Volkswagen has always had a knack for including desirable features as standard that many of their direct competitors reserve for higher trim levels. The 2019 Arteon is no exception.

There are three main trim levels: SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. Each trim upgrade will bring additional features, and there are also several option packages, but the Arteon's standard features also impress.

Standard on the base SE are 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, adaptive suspension dampers, keyless entry & ignition, selectable drive modes, three-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, simulated leather upholstery, and heated front seats. Does that sound like the kind of standard equipment offered on most base models? And we haven't even gotten to standard tech and safety features.

When it comes to standard tech, the base Arteon SE sports an 8-inch touchscreen with VW Car-Net, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. There's also an eight-speaker sound system. Advanced safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and a blind-spot monitor. 

Stepping up to the SEL nets owners adaptive headlights, sunroof, remote ignition, adaptive cruise control, driver-seat memory, leather upholstery, digital gauge cluster, ambient lighting and navigation.

The SEL Premium takes the Arteon's already-impressive features to the next level, and includes larger wheels, automatic high beams, hands-free hatch, ventilated front seats with massage function, heated steering wheel with shifters, heated rear seats, and a premium sound system.

There are also additional advanced safety features included with the SEL Premium, including lane keep assist, parking sensors, automated parking, and surround-view camera.

For Ohio shoppers looking for the latest in design and desirable luxury features, but without the luxury price tag, Volkswagen has come through in spades with the all-new 2019 VW Arteon.

How to Drive One Today

Needless to say, the 2019 Arteon is already in high demand, and supplies are limited. Contact us now to ask about the Arteon models we have in stock, and schedule a test drive to try one out for yourself. This is an exciting new vehicle release, bringing high-end luxury features to a more accessible price point, and you'll want to be among the first to get behind the wheel of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon.