The virtual world première will take place on June 24, 2020.
It will be the presentation of two versions – an updated four-door fastback (the classic Gran Turismo) and a shooting brake. The latter is “both dynamic and elegant, and impresses with the flexible concept of a wagon”, according to Volkswagen.
With the Arteon Shooting Brake, the company creates a new balance between speed, power and space.
Upgrades include new high-tech drives, intelligent comfort and assistance systems.
Changes in the cabin include an all-new cockpit environment with integrated latest modular infotainment matrix (MIB3) systems. The drive range has been re-aligned, too.
All engines are efficient thanks to innovative emissions technologies. VW expands the list of intelligent assist systems. For example, the new Arteon gets the Travel Assist function for the first time.
The carmaker has designed both versions for long-distance journeys. The models will take over acceleration, steering, and braking up to 130 mph (210 km/h), under the driver’s control.
In April, Volkswagen announced the car would have a plug-in hybrid powertrain possibly coming along with the “GTE” badge. In addition, the both body styles are set to receive full-fat R variants.
The current 2020 Volkwagen Arteon has a U.S. starting price of $35,845. As in the case with rivals – the Genesis G70 and the Volvo S60 – this is at the lower end of the luxury small car class. With all-wheel drive, the price rises to $37,645. The highest trim level is around $46,200.
J.D. Power gives the 2020 Arteon a predicted reliability rating of 3/5 – about average. Volkswagen covers the 2020 Arteon with a 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.