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So the 2022's were out for 3 months before the 2023's hit? Crazy.
Good to see them back on schedule for the model year releases. The '22 release ended up being largely a joke where all they seemed to build were middle trim SEL R-lines. Think I've seen like 2 SEL-P-Rs, and no base models at all. One dealer here currently has actual photos of 7 different '22s on the ground, all SELs, all sitting there not selling long enough that it's worth the effort for them to take/upload actual pics. Looking forward to seeing Kingfisher in person, and have yet to see a Moonstone in person, only pics.
 

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Good to see them back on schedule for the model year releases. The '22 release ended up being largely a joke where all they seemed to build were middle trim SEL R-lines. Think I've seen like 2 SEL-P-Rs, and no base models at all. One dealer here currently has actual photos of 7 different '22s on the ground, all SELs, all sitting there not selling long enough that it's worth the effort for them to take/upload actual pics. Looking forward to seeing Kingfisher in person, and have yet to see a Moonstone in person, only pics.
Agreed. I personally think the new Kingfisher Blue suits the Arteon a lot more than the outgoing Lapiz. Also glad to see Rosarios being standard on the SEL R-Line!
 

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Source? I doubt they will make any further changes to the Arteon powertrain. What they should do is address the smallish 8.0" infotainment screen inside. Cars costing in the $30K range are coming with 10"+ screens nowadays.
The fix is in the works with that giant tablet like screen they are testing on the prototype. We will also lose the HVAC panel and shifter.


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The fix is in the works with that giant tablet like screen they are testing on the prototype. We will also lose the HVAC panel and shifter.

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I think that prototype may have had an ID.Aero interior. I certainly don’t expect a major freshening of the Arteon exterior or interior. They should just put the 9.2” unit available on the Arteon elsewhere, and freshen up the center console area with a new shift lever and get rid of blank buttons.
 

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Except it's not a DCT transmission, it's a DSG transmission. Thought it might've been a typo in the description, but he also called it a DCT as soon as he lifted the hood. He lost me right there. Typical salesman. Engine does look real busy, though, without it's cover.
 

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Except it's not a DCT transmission, it's a DSG transmission. Thought it might've been a typo in the description, but he also called it a DCT as soon as he lifted the hood. He lost me right there. Typical salesman. Engine does look real busy, though, without it's cover.
He’s not a salesman. He does car reviews. I find him to be very entertaining and informative. DSG / DCT. AWD / 4 motion. Potatoe / potato😀
 

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Go to YouTube and watch Raiti’s Ride. He just did a review on a 2023 Arteon, moonstone gray. He has done reviews of several Arteon’s over the years. :)
I see the SEL R now come with power lift/close trunk. That’s a feature I miss every time I open and close the trunk on my 22 SEL R.
 
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