CARS.COM — Our first glimpses of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon came almost a year ago when it made its debut at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. Fast forward 11 months, and the Arteon is finally making its stateside debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The previous information that we had about the Arteon came from the European versions of the car, but when it crosses the Atlantic, there’ll be some changes to the car that appears here for the U.S. market.
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For example, the European version had six different powertrain offerings, but here we’ll only get one engine: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 268 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque. If that engine sounds familiar, that’s because it’s a retuned version of the engine also found in the Atlas SUV and Golf GTI. An eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, with all-wheel drive available on each of the Arteon’s three trim levels (SE, SEL and SEL Premium).