None of this will surprise anyone if you know, but Automotive News is reporting that the VW Arteon will cease production in 2024.
Buried in Automotive News‘ future car report for VW is something we all know has finally arrived. Amid reports of all new electric cars of the German brand deployment plan next year or so is a sentence:
Arteon: VW’s flagship internal combustion engine sedan will be discontinued in the US in 2024, replaced by the ID Aero.
The report adds that VW is replacing the Arteon with a Tesla-fight with ID.Areo. The third EV ID is Passat-The car is the right size goes on sale in 2024. It was shown earlier this year as a concept.
Is anyone crying? I do notI don’t think there are enough people buying things to mourn them. If this report turns out to be true, then Arteon will be a long way off. While it’s just Recently updated With the same turbocharged engine as the Golf R, Arteon had trouble finding a buyer.
The premium Arteon was released for the 2017 model year as a more upmarket successor to the CC before it. But it’s never been a strong seller. Blame consumer movement away from sedans to crossovers as well as an Audi-like price for higher trims. Even now, pricing for a ‘22 Arteon starts at $43,825 and goes up. Fully loaded, you’re nearly at Audi S5 Sportback money: $51,385.
When I say no one buys these things I’m not exaggerating. Just four months ago, only 47 units have been sold so far this year. In end of quarter 2 of this year, that number has increased to 123 units. That looks a little better until you see that 123 Arteons sold are down 92.7% from 2021.
If all this goes wrong, it’will be a little bit sad to see Arteon gone. Meanwhile’sa a nice car (and perhaps a used purchase) its price and premium just not’doesn’t match up with the rest of the VW lineup.
I have reached out to a VW representative to confirm, and they declined to comment in any way.