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Volkswagen launches flagship Arteon sedan at Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen launches flagship Arteon sedan at Chicago Auto Show

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon made its North American debut today at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The upscale sports sedan replaces the European-styled CC sedan as the new flagship sedan for the brand. It’s wider, longer and lower with 18-inch wheels, available all-wheel drive, and a 268-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The wheelbase is 5-inches longer and it has shorter overhangs than CC to give it that athletic, sport coupe appearance favored by German luxury brands. Clean lines, a wrap-around hood, seven-slat broad grille and sloping roof line in fastback style makes it look more Audi than VW.

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