- The 2023 Volkswagen Arteon begins at $42,530, plus a $1,295 supply payment
The Volkswagen Arteon is underrated. And it’ll keep so endlessly.
Commerce publication Automotive Information stories that VW’s final midsize sedan within the U.S. will disappear from the automaker’s lineup in 2024. The beforehand introduced ID.Aero electrical automobile will reportedly change it.
A Volkswagen spokesperson declined to touch upon the report. However it suits in with VW’s electrical plans and the Arteon’s sluggish gross sales tempo, so we are likely to imagine it.
A Good Automotive With a Complicated Place within the Market
The Arteon was launched within the U.S. in 2019 and by no means discovered large gross sales success within the States. For many of its run, it sat alongside the better-known, similarly-sized Passat (additionally since canceled). The Arteon is sportier, extra luxurious, and pricier. However Individuals have by no means perceived Volkswagen as a luxurious model (company cousin Audi will get that function). We struggled to embrace a VW sedan with a beginning worth of over $40,000.
Electrical Alternative Coming
The ID.Aero that can reportedly take the Arteon’s place is more likely to be the third all-electric VW bought in American dealerships, becoming a member of the well-received ID.4 SUV and the upcoming ID. Buzz – a reincarnation of the basic microbus.
The design language VW makes use of for its EVs seems to be significantly fashionable in sedan kind. The ID.Aero’s lengthy arcing greenhouse stretches over a clear, glossy physique with a delicate S-curve to it that lends it an brisk really feel. Volkswagen has not revealed powertrain particulars.
Automotive Information stories, nonetheless, that VW will construct it in Europe and import it to the U.S. That’s a curious choice since VW has already begun constructing the ID.4 in Tennesee. New federal legal guidelines require automakers to construct EVs stateside to qualify for federal tax incentives. That might preserve the ID.Aero’s worth artificially excessive.
A excessive worth could also be what doomed the otherwise-excellent Arteon within the U.S.