New for 2019:Volkswagen

Liz Kim | Sep 28, 2018

Volkswagen debuts two all-new car models for 2019: the Arteon 5-door hatchback and a redesigned Jetta sedan. The company’s turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine makes its way into more models, and most 2019 VWs benefit from standard active safety technology. If they’re not standard, they’re available for nearly all models. This is also the last year that the Beetle and Beetle Convertible will be available.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Detailed changes for each 2018 Volkswagen car and SUV model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.
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2019 Volkswagen Arteon

  • All-new 5-door hatchback replaces the CC as the VW flagship model
  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter engine makes 268 horsepower and is matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Available 4Motion all-wheel drive and adaptive chassis control
  • R-Line package offers 19- or 20-in. wheels, glossy black trim pieces
  • Comprehensive suite of standard and available active safety technologies
  • Available digital instrumentation, 3-zone automatic climate control, and upgraded audio system

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

  • New standard safety features for all trim levels include forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert
  • New standard convenience features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and heated side mirrors
  • Atlas SE adds standard triple-zone climate control
  • Atlas SE with Technology now offered with 20-in. wheels and a panoramic sunroof
  • Atlas SEL gets Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrumentation, navigation system, heated steering wheel, and LED taillights

2019 Volkswagen Beetle

  • The Beetle sings its swan song with two new Final Edition trim levels
  • All Beetles have a standard automatic transmission, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert
  • The Final Edition SE comes with 17-in. aluminum wheels, interior and exterior accents, heated seats, heated washer jets, keyless entry and push-button start, rhombus cloth seating surfaces with leatherette inserts, Car-Net App Connect with smartphone integration, satellite radio, and 3-color ambient lighting
  • The Final Edition SEL features standard 18-in. aluminum-alloy wheels with Pure White accents, bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and rear license-plate lighting, fog lights, diamond-stitched leather seats, Car-Net subscription services, navigation system, upgraded audio system, and Park Distance Control

2019 Volkswagen Golf

  • New 147-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine replaces previous—and more powerful—turbocharged, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Engine is matched with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission
  • All Golf trims come standard with forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available Driver Assistance package for the Golf SE includes adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlights, and 17-in. aluminum-alloy wheels

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

  • All Golf Alltrack trims come standard with forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available Driver Assistance and Appearance package for the Alltrack SE includes lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, front and rear park-assist sensors, Park Assist steering assist, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high-beam control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and 18-in. aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Alltrack SEL trim is now available with a 6-speed manual transmission in addition to the 7-speed automated manual gearbox that was previously standard

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

  • New Rabbit Edition slots between S and SE trim levels, a limited production heritage-inspired version with gloss black wheels, black mirrors and rear spoiler, keyless access with push-button engine starting, and other unique details
  • All GTI trims get a new 228-horsepower engine (with premium fuel)—an 8-horsepower improvement
  • Standard equipment also includes the brakes and VAQ mechanical differential from the Golf R
  • Forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert is optional for the S trim, standard for the Rabbit Edition, SE, and Autobahn trims
  • SE trim gets standard leather upholstery and a new optional Experience package with adaptive chassis control and an upgraded audio system
  • New exterior paint colors: Cornflower Blue, Urano Gray

2019 Volkswagen Golf R

  • New special color program offers 40 different custom-order colors
  • New Black Wheel package features 19-in. gloss-black aluminum wheels

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

  • New 147-horsepower, turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine for front-wheel-drive models, paired with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission
  • With 4Motion all-wheel drive, the turbocharged, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine remains, using a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automated manual transmission
  • Optional Driver Assistance package for the S trim includes forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring system, and rear cross-traffic alert
  • SE trim adds adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high-beam control, fog lights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and 17-in. aluminum wheels

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

  • Redesigned compact sedan on a more sophisticated platform
  • S, SE, R-Line, SEL, SEL Premium trim levels
  • Turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine makes 147 horsepower
  • 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Upscale available features like a 10-color LED ambient cabin lighting system, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrumentation, BeatsAudio premium sound system, panoramic sunroof, and heated and ventilated leather seats
  • Suite of active safety technologies is available for the S trim, standard on all other trim levels

2019 Volkswagen Passat

  • Lineup pared down to new Wolfsburg Edition and SE R-Line trim levels, and the V6 engine is dropped
  • Standard equipment includes forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert
  • New Wolfsburg Edition includes 17-in. aluminum wheels, a 6.3-in. touch-screen infotainment system with satellite radio and Car-Net App Connect with smartphone integration, heated front seats with leatherette seating surfaces, and heated side mirrors
  • Optional Wheel & Roof package adds 18-in. aluminum wheels and a power sunroof to the Wolfsburg Edition
  • The SE R-Line features sporty R-Line exterior appearance, LED lights, 8-in. infotainment system display, navigation, ambient lighting, premium audio system, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and park-assist sensors

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • SE trim gains standard alarm system
  • SEL trim gets standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrumentation and park-assist sensors
  • In the summer of 2019, the SEL R-Line Jet-Black arrives, featuring 19-in. black aluminum wheels and black exterior trim
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