Report: VW Arteon to Exit in 2024, Be Replaced by EV

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The 2022 Volkswagen Arteon in red, seen from a front quarter angle

  • The 2023 Volkswagen Arteon begins at $42,530, plus a $1,295 supply price

The Volkswagen Arteon is underrated. And it’ll keep so without end.

Commerce publication Automotive Information experiences that VW’s final midsize sedan within the U.S. will disappear from the automaker’s lineup in 2024. The beforehand introduced ID.Aero electrical automotive will reportedly substitute it.

A Volkswagen spokesperson declined to touch upon the report. Nevertheless it matches in with VW’s electrical plans and the Arteon’s sluggish gross sales tempo, so we are inclined to imagine it.

A Good Automobile With a Complicated Place within the Market

The Arteon was launched within the U.S. in 2019 and by no means discovered great gross sales success within the States. For many of its run, it sat alongside the better-known, similarly-sized Passat (additionally since canceled). The Arteon is sportier, extra luxurious, and pricier. However Individuals have by no means perceived Volkswagen as a luxurious model (company cousin Audi will get that function). We struggled to embrace a VW sedan with a beginning value of over $40,000.

The Volkwsagen ID.Aero electric sedan

Electrical Substitute Coming

The ID.Aero that can reportedly take the Arteon’s place is prone to be the third all-electric VW offered in American dealerships, becoming a member of the well-received ID.4 SUV and the upcoming ID. Buzz – a reincarnation of the basic microbus.

The design language VW makes use of for its EVs seems notably fashionable in sedan type. The ID.Aero’s lengthy arcing greenhouse stretches over a clear, glossy physique with a refined S-curve to it that lends it an brisk really feel. Volkswagen has not revealed powertrain particulars.

Automotive Information experiences, nevertheless, that VW will construct it in Europe and import it to the U.S. That’s a curious choice since VW has already begun constructing the ID.4 in Tennesee. New federal legal guidelines require automakers to construct EVs stateside to qualify for federal tax incentives. That would preserve the ID.Aero’s value artificially excessive.

A excessive value could also be what doomed the otherwise-excellent Arteon within the U.S.

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