Although it seems everyone is under the spell of SUVs and crossovers, dedicated car lovers remain, and the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon in Albuquerque, NM is a car lover’s dream. After debuting only two years ago, it’s already getting a refresh, which seems a little quick. However, three new variants of the Arteon go on sale overseas soon. Hence, the American version benefits from a few substantial improvements that make this stunning sedan even easier to like. The Arteon is much more premium than other VW sedans, and it shows. However, the sophistication of the cabin and quality of materials used are very much like Audi. The elegant Arteon slots between the Audi A5 and Audi A7 in general size.
American Arteon models are simplified to three trim levels: SE, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line. From a visual standpoint, the sleek shape of the Arteon doesn’t change, thankfully, since it’s gorgeous! It has lovely frameless windows and a fastback silhouette -think hatchback- that makes it super functional. Also returning is the 268-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Not a super-fast gas guzzler, but not a slowpoke either, this dependable engine accelerates nicely, purrs quietly along, and gets an EPA estimated 22/32 mpg for city/highway. The base Arteon SE is front-wheel-drive, the SEL R-Line is available with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive, and the SEL Premium R-Line comes standard with 4Motion AWD.
You’ll notice new details on the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon in Albuquerque, NM, including restyled 18-, 19-, or 20-inch wheels. Well-defined air intake vents, which flank both sides of the redesigned front bumper, are also noticeable. For the sporty R-Line models, an LED light strip spanning the width of the front fascia looks good and integrates cleanly into the grille. In addition, Oryx White and Lapiz Blue are new paint colors for R-Line models, while all trims are available in new King’s Red metallic paint. Inside the car, you’ll find the most updates. A redesigned dashboard is more upscale, with air vents lining the top. In addition, technology improves across the lineup with the updated VW MIB3 infotainment system, now viewed on an 8-inch touchscreen. Moreover, there are new USB-C charging ports, an improved steering wheel with haptic touch controls, and a 10.25-inch all-digital instrument cluster, which VW calls their Digital Cockpit. It’s sure to become a favorite part of your Arteon because you can customize your display monitor and program and save multiple driver profiles. You’ll enjoy navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and VW’s App-Connect smartphone integration, which are now included in the Volkswagen MIB3 system across all models. Plus, the system is user-friendly, with menu buttons on the interface that automatically appear when the system senses your fingers approaching. Standard driver-assist systems such as traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, and auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection are incorporated into the luxury-leaning technology updates that were administered across the lineup.
With its improved interior, subtle restyle, and an overall higher level of refinement, the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon in Albuquerque, NM is a lot more than pretty. But thanks to its hatchback, it has the usefulness of a compact crossover and thanks to the premium features and technology, it makes a valid alternative to the Audi Sportback. Stop by Fiesta Volkswagen at 8201 Lomas Blvd NE to see the Volkswagen Arteon and you’ll understand why you should consider this exquisite sedan.