The German brand is preparing to launch sales of a new modification of its flagship. The first novelty is likely to get the Chinese, however “exclusive” she will not.
Liftback Volkswagen Arteon made its debut back in 2017, he replaced the kupeobrazny the “chetyrehdverki” Passat CC. A year later the Germans announced that Alteon will turn in a station wagon, not revealing at this time. Last fall the joint venture FAW Volkswagen in China started production of bodies for a certain model. The machine name was not disclosed, but was known internal index – VW483/1, as well as the original liftback in China has index VW483, local media speculated that we are talking about the “barn”. Well, they’re not wrong: now edition full Autohome published pictures of the new modifications made on the enterprise. By the way, the Chinese exclusive universal, not expected to be – according to preliminary data, its production will also set up in the German Emden (they collect the current Passat and liftback Arteon).
We will remind, in China the liftback version called the Volkswagen CC, in terms of design from the global Arteon it is no different. Universal well, judging by the staff, the Chinese will offer to “crossovered” version: this version has unpainted plastic kit on the perimeter of the body, installed on the roof rails, even, perhaps, increased ground clearance. Other features of “the barn” for China – a massive chrome inserts on the bumpers. Most likely, the cross version will sell in other countries, but the global off-road wagon can not get glittery décor.
The motor will probably go with the liftback: made in China model is equipped with petrol “turboservice” 2.0 EA888 series power 186 or 220 HP, the engine is paired with seven-speed robotized transmission with two clutches. Unlike the global liftback Arteon available with all-wheel drive 4Motion, Volkswagen CC Chinese is only front-wheel drive, although it is universal can still get the version with 4WD.
In Europe liftback VW Arteon presents with petrol “four” 2.0 TSI (190 or 272 HP) and diesel 2.0 TDI (150, 190 or 240 HP), both working in tandem with the 7-DSG. Meanwhile, it has long been rumored that the model will get V6 engine. It is not excluded that this engine will debut at the “world” station wagon.
Would buy to itself such Arteon?