A number of automakers are teasing their unveilings for the North American International Auto Show but a new report is suggesting the Volkswagen Arteon will make its debut at the Chicago Auto Show in February.
Originally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the Arteon is a stylish flagship which will replace the slow-selling CC which was only bought by 3,237 people in the United States last year.
Detailed specifications haven't been announced but Consumer Reports says the model will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 276 hp (205 kW). The engine will be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.
Like the 2019 Jetta, the Arteon will be underpinned by the MQB platform. That's where the similarities end as the Arteon is a large and relatively luxurious vehicle that will slot above the Passat.
Pricing remains unconfirmed but the publication believes the model will cost around $34,500. That would make the Arteon significantly more expensive than the Passat which starts at $22,995. However, the Arteon should should come nicely equipped with power front seats, an infotainment system, and an assortment of other goodies.