The Volkswagen Arteon hit showrooms in the 2019 model year. With it being just a year old, there are no big changes coming to the 2020 Arteon, but it will gain some new tech and updated wheels in some trims.
The Volkswagen Arteon hit showrooms in 2019 with a unique liftback sedan body style. This design gave it the appearance of a sleek sedan with a cargo-friendly rear liftback that could swallow up to 27 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats upright while delivering 40.2 inches of rear legroom. Other than new 19-inch wheels on the SEL trim and 20-inch wheels on the SEL Premium trim, The 2020 Arteon’s looks will remain the same.
Inside, the current Arteon boasts the traditional simple and clutter-free VW design, but it also offers premier luxury and tech with its standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and its optional Nappa leather seating, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, remote ignition, heated and ventilated seats, massaging driver’s seats, and more. This interior design will remain, but it will gain the new-generation Car-Net infotainment system and standard in-car Wi-Fi.
Under its hood, the 2020 VW Arteon will continue with the same single engine offering: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine will pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission that will deliver power to the front wheels or all four wheels with optional all-wheel drive.
The IIHS and NHTSA have yet to test the VW Arteon, so there are no official safety number. What we know is the current Arteon comes standard with plenty of high-tech safety features, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitors, and rear cross-traffic alerts. These standard safety features will remain in the 2020 Arteon.