Volkswagen Chicago Auto Show Recap

March 12th, 2018 by

2019 Volkswagen Jetta driving

Volkswagen certainly did not disappoint at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show in February, unveiling the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta sedan as well as the upcoming 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. Read on to find out more about current VW news, as well as what Volkswagen CEO and President Hinrich J. Woebcken had to say about the future of the VW brand – you can count on Reeves VW to keep you in the know!

Upcoming VW Models

During the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview, VW unveiled the anxiously-awaited 2019 Jetta. The new iteration of this popular sedan will be based on a longer, wider platform – more “adult” proportions – so that the cabin offers more rear room. On the interior front, it has a more “spacious architecture,” as well as futuristic-feeling design elements and a higher center screen. This model is seen as an “entry to the brand,” or a first car for many, but Volkswagen still wants it to feel like a high-quality car that fits the needs of many customers in the market.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta parked outside a storefront
2019 VW Jetta Interior

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, on the other hand, will be the brand’s new flagship model. It was presented as a “GT fastback with luxury features,” and declared to be the spiritual successor to the Volkswagen CC. The Arteon is set to go on sale in summer of 2018 and will be priced at the level of a midsize sedan. While it won’t be quite as expensive as the likes of an Audi or BMW, it is meant to be a more luxe option for drivers on more of a budget.

2019 Volkswagen Arteon Auto Show 2018
2019 Volkswagen Arteon 2018 Auto Show

Volkswagen Updates

During the Media Preview luncheon, Volkswagen CEO and President Hinrich J. Woebcken discussed their upcoming 2018 VW launches, in addition to being “a sedan company in an SUV world.” To remedy this, VW plans to release two new SUV models by the end of the decade.

These additions are currently in the engineering phase, so it will likely be a while before they hit Clearwater area dealerships. Additionally, Volkswagen plans to be the largest manufacturer in electric vehicles by 2025 – so drivers will soon experience more electric Volkswagen models besides the e-Golf.

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