2019 ARTEON NAMED TO WARDS 10 BEST UX LIST
Volkswagen of America, Inc. has proudly announced that the 2019 Arteon has been named to the Wards 10 Best UX list. The awards, which were presented October 1st at the Wards Auto User Experience Conference, highlight vehicles with enjoyable and easy-to-operate technology and driver assistance solutions.
For the fourth year in a row, Wards Auto has recognized exemplary user experiences with its 10 Best UX competition. This award honors new and significantly improved vehicles for their driver-assistance technologies, digital displays, connectivity, intuitive controls, voice-activation systems, and infotainment.
“From the moment the R-Line logo lights up the instrument panel during startup, the Arteon delivers a unique user experience setting itself apart from its competitors,” said Wards Senior Editor James Amend. “The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit then comes to life with its richly detailed navigation map nestled between bright, easy-to-read gauges. Wards judges also gushed over the Arteon’s smooth-running adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, a technology underpinning autonomous driving of the future. Owners surely will enjoy the wealth of connectivity through VW Car-Net, and the central infotainment screen with proximity sensing and haptic feedback is a snap to use.”
“From infotainment to driver-assistance features, Volkswagen designs technology to help make consumers’ lives easier,” said Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “This award for Arteon is a great honor because it shows we’re hitting the mark.”
The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon combines styling and technology in a manner rarely seen outside of high-end luxury sedans. It has a sleek gran turismo design, with distinct, dynamic proportions and a spacious interior. Standard features include 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, full LED headlights, Front Assist, Side Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, DCC® adaptive damping, a 268-horsepower 2.0-liter TSI® engine, which is paired with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and optional 4Motion® all-wheel drive.
All Arteon models sport the Volkswagen MIB II touchscreen infotainment system with a glass-covered 8.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display. The display utilizes a capacitive-touch sensor (as in smartphone and tablet technology) enabling gesture controls like swiping and even pinch-zooming.
Arteon SEL and SEL Premium feature Volkswagen Digital Cockpit as standard equipment. The 12.3-inch screen replaces the traditional instrument panel, and the customizable digital display’s resolution renders details with extreme precision. There are five different information display profiles the driver can select: “Classic”, “Consumption & Range”, “Efficiency”, “Performance & Driver Assistance”, or “Navigation.” Data such as telephone contact images and CD covers can also be displayed in the Digital Cockpit display.
Volkswagen is committed to driving the development of connected and intelligent vehicles, and the Volkswagen Car-Net® connectivity system is a major element in achieving that goal. Car-Net App-Connect smartphone integration for compatible devices is standard on all Arteon models and offers users the ability to run select smartphone apps directly on the vehicle’s display through services such as Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®. Available VW Car-Net Security & Service features include Automatic Crash Notification, Manual Emergency Call, Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Family Guardian speed and boundary alerts, diagnostics and maintenance information, and remote vehicle access—including remote door lock and unlock, remote honk and flash of lights, last parked location information, and remote status check (doors and windows).
The Arteon offers a standard rear view camera and number of available driver-assistance systems, including Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), Side Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist), Park Assist, High Beam Control (Light Assist), and Overhead View Camera (Area View).
MSRP for the Arteon SE with front-wheel drive starts at $36,840.
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