2019 Volkswagen Arteon First Drive - A Fine Car, but for Whom?
The large-car class is a weird place these days. Not exactly a ghost town, but not exactly a hotly contested segment, either.
Rear-drive remains the purview of the Dodge/Chrysler bunch, while the rest of the segment consists of entry-luxury cruisers (Toyota Avalon, Lexus ES) and semi-sporty cars such as the Acura TLX, Nissan Maxima, Buick Regal GS, four-cylinder Kia Stinger – and now the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon.
Finally reaching our shores after a delay due to unspecified homologation hangups, the Arteon is positioned as the brand’s flagship, and it is in some ways a successor to the late CC.
Volkswagen gave us a crack at driving the Arteon, offering an opportunity to figure out exactly where it fits in the market.
Tim Healey May 08, 201971