You will be forgiven for having forgotten about the Volkswagen Arteon. The sleek-looking sports activities sedan ended up being much less dynamic and costlier than we had been anticipating, and we had been left unimpressed with mentioned dynamics and pricing (given its humble VW roots). Nonetheless, simply over a yr after it went on sale within the U.S., the Arteon is getting a makeover we’ll see absolutely unveiled on June 24.
Volkswagen teased us with art work that previews among the design modifications to the Arteon yesterday, and we like what we’re seeing. The good-looking sportback appears prefer it’s getting a brand-new entrance finish with a LED gentle bar that stretches the complete width of the entrance bumper. We assume there may even be modifications to the remainder of the outside, as effectively, albeit restricted to the standard mid-cycle replace’s scope. Anticipate some finangling with the taillights, trim, and possibly the bumpers.
Inside, Volkswagen says the Arteon will get the newest model of Volkswagen’s infotainment system and a “fully new cockpit to match its unique nature.” What they imply to say is the Arteon goes to get a significant refresh to make it fancier. Hopefully this implies we cannot discover any Jetta switchgear in it this time round, which means the four-door may extra convincingly reside as much as its worth.
Eagle-eyed readers might have noticed the taking pictures brake within the teaser. Capturing brakes are primarily avant-garde station wagons, and they’re all the trend in Europe. What about in the USA? Not a lot, so we cannot be getting that seemingly scorching model of the Arteon. Nonetheless, there’s nonetheless some hope for us. A number of stories have surfaced that Volkswagen is engaged on a sportier R model of the Arteon we might get.
It is fully doable that we cannot see the Arteon R stateside, both, and Volkswagen has a convention of retaining a few of its most fascinating efficiency machines off our roads. The Golf GTI Clubsport, the Golf GTI TCR, and even the brand new Touareg R are just a few examples that spring to thoughts. Both method, we’re retaining our fingers crossed that we’ll get greater than only a refresh to the Arteon within the weeks and months forward. However no eye contact with that taking pictures brake—it’s going to solely make the damage over VW not sending it right here that a lot more durable to bear.