Volkswagen will delay the US market launch of its new Arteon sedan until "early in 2019," a company spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. The Arteon was originally scheduled to arrive in the US this summer, following its introduction in Europe in 2017.
"The new timeline is due to delays in the certification process caused by a backlog in meeting WLTP worldwide emissions testing," a Volkswagen spokesperson confirmed in an email to Roadshow.
Volkswagen was speech to investors (PDF) earlier this year. The new WLTP regulations went into effect on September 1.because of the stricter Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) guidelines. VW CEO Herbert Diess described the switch to WLTP as "a titanic task" in a
The Arteon sedan initially debuted at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and went on sale in the European market later that year. Volkswagen Chicago Auto Show in February, and at the New York Auto Show in March, at which time we were told the car would arrive in the fall.at the 2018
Assuming the Arteon's US launch isn't delayed any further, we'll have a full test early next year. For now,to read our impressions of the Euro-spec version, from June 2017.