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Old 03-06-2017, 06:19 PM
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Default 2018 Volkswagen Arteon

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Old 03-06-2017, 07:14 PM
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It's...fine, I guess?

I'm just not seeing the appeal, though. It won't be as cheap as a Maxima, it won't be as fun as a Kia Stinger, it won't have the brand cachet of the Audi A5. And the styling here seems kind of unnecessarily busy.
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:08 PM
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It looks distinctive enough and very attractive to my eyes. Good job (for once) VW.
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agreed, especially the front looks really nice, although that little body colored strip above the grill detached from the rest of the hood could've been better executed. Rear isn't really a noticeable difference from the CC but may confuse some S class coupe owners. name is better than CC but was hoping Atlas would be the start of VW names that don't require a phonetic spelling. relatively nice proportions given the FWD platform, especially from this angle:


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Old 03-06-2017, 09:16 PM
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Is this full production? I hope so, because it's a huge step from their bland, generic styling.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:46 PM
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Is this full production? I hope so, because it's a huge step from their bland, generic styling.
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agreed, especially the front looks really nice, although that little body colored strip above the grill detached from the rest of the hood could've been better executed.
That's bothering me too. I also wish the LED DRLs stopped sooner (where the lower portion of the grille begins).
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Looks better in real-life pictures, I will say.

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The red colour looks great, I feel bold colours would work better than the usual drab boring colour selection that some VWs have had in the past.
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It's...fine, I guess?

I'm just not seeing the appeal, though.
This.

It's a hardsome design, certainly. But why would someone want to buy it? It won't be as reliable as a Maxima, and, if it's priced anywhere near the A5 Sportback, why in the world would you buy a VW instead of an Audi (esp since Audi reliability seems to be superior)???

I haven't seen anything about the Stinger's predicted MSRP, so hard to say where that fits into the mix. I do hope that Kia provides a different dealership/ownership experience for those who bought a Stinger versus, say, a Forte. If the Kia can base at ~$35,000-40,000, then I would rather have that then just about any other car in the "lower" mid-sized luxury segment.
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This would be brilliant as a replacement for the American Passat rather than a VW with Audi A4 pricing.
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