The 2023 Volkswagen range receives minor changes and price increases

Volkswagen has announced updates for the entire 2023 model range as well as pricing. We’ve already covered the GTI and Golf R, which have anniversary editions on top of their minor cosmetic tweaks, as well as the ID.4, which will get a new, smaller battery that will lower the entry price. For the other models in the US lineup, VW says all will come with the automaker’s Digital Cockpit Pro as standard equipment. In addition, every model will either come with or offer IQ.Drive, the driver-assistance safety suite with features such as blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and rear traffic alert. Finally, USB-C charging output rises to 45W on all models.

There are also individual updates. In alphabetical order, both the Atlas 2023 and the Atlas Cross Sport The Technology-trimmed SE adds the 10.25-inch digital cockpit. Front wheel drive The 2023 Atlas SE with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder starts at $35,895 after destination, $265 more than before. The tech-equipped Atlas SE can be paired with the optional VR6 engine and starts at $41,815 front-wheel drive, also up $265.

The Atlas Cross Sport SE starts at $35,205, up $545. Choosing the chassis for 4Motion all-wheel drive brings the MSRP to $37,105, a $275 increase. Getting the VR6 mill on the Atlas Cross Sport SE with tech results in an MSRP of $41,125 with front-wheel drive or $43,025 with AWD, both up $275 from last year.

The innovative Arteon 2023 benefits from standard performance LED headlights, illuminated grille bar, adaptive front lighting with dynamic cornering lights, fog lights and power hatch. Inside there’s now a heated steering wheel, as well as tech like Dynamic Road Sign Display and the aforementioned IQ.DRIVE. On the mid-grade SEL R-Line, the standard 19-inch wheels are upgraded to 20-inch wheels. The top-of-the-line SEL Premium R-Line features Black Carbon trim with 30-color ambient lighting. The 2023 Arteon SE R-Line will cost $48,325, $1,780 more than the 2022 model. The SEL R-Line with 4Motion will cost $47,995, an increase of $1,150.

The Jetta comes with undisclosed cosmetic changes and the addition of remote start on SE trims, the Jetta GLI sticks with the single, loaded Autobahn trim. Prices for the Jetta range from $50 to $21,510 for the SE with the six-speed manual transmission or $22,310 with the eight-speed automatic. The Jetta GLI starts at $32,440 with a six-speed manual or $33,240 for the eight-speed automatic.

The compact Taos crossover expands the feature set with standard forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring, blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert on the entry-level S. The Taos S with 4Motion AWD swaps 17-inch wheels for 18-inch wheels. IQ.DRIVE driver assistance technology is added to mid-range SE models as standard equipment. SEL models come standard with a panoramic sunroof. Door entry starts at $25,450 for a front-wheel-drive S, $660 more than 2022. Both-axle turn starts at $27,790 for an S with 4Motion AWD, up $955.

That brings us to the Tiguan, a longtime fan favorite that gets new 19-inch black alloy wheels for the SE R-Line Black trim. The Tiguan starts at $27,885 for the entry-level S in FWD fettle or $29,385 in AWD, both up $100.

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