Volkswagen’s new flagship sedan is finally arriving in US dealers after suffering long delays.
At long last, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is finally arriving in US dealerships after suffering numerous delays. Originally, the stylish sedan was supposed to go on sale in the US before the end of last year after it debuted over a year ago at the 2018 Chicago Motor Show. But the release date was pushed back due to the switch from NEDC to WLTP in Europe, which caused a backlog in meeting the stricter emissions regulations.
Thankfully, the wait is finally over, and Volkswagen is making up for the delay with an enticing discount for the new Arteon. After all, Volkswagen is all-too-aware that new sedans are tough to sell these days thanks to the rise of crossovers.
According to CarsDirect, Volkswagen will try to lure new buyers with a $2,500 discount for the Arteon as a national dealer cash incentive. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the stylish sedan will be available with this discount at every US dealership, as it’s up to the dealer whether they want to offer the discount or keep the car’s asking price to maximize profits.
In the US, the Arteon is being sold as Volkswagen’s new flagship model with a starting price of $35,845. This gets you a 268-horsepower turbocharged inline-four mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the optional 4Motion AWD system adds another $1,900 to the price. As standard, the base model includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, adaptive damping, and a 6-year/72,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
However, you may get a better deal for the Arteon through financing. VW Credit has a $2,000 dealer APR bonus available together with 2.9% financing for 60 months. On a $38,000 car, taking the $2,500 incentive would cost $40,195 for a 5-year loan at 5%, but financing would lower the price to $38,717, saving you almost $1,500.