The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon full-size sedan earned a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, the automaker announced this week.

The Arteon previously earned top “Good” ratings on all six crash tests conducted by the IIHS, but until now did not qualify for the award due to headlights that rated “Poor.” New for 2020 are curve-adaptive LED headlights that move with the direction of the steering wheel to illuminate further down the road than static headlights. Those dynamic headlights, and the subsequent TSP award, apply to SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line trims; the headlights on the base SE trim were still rated at “Poor.” 

The 2020 Kia Stinger is the only other non-luxury large sedan to earn a TSP award. The Genesis G70, G80, G90 and Audi A6 were all 2020 TSP winners. 

In addition to good crash-test results and the uprated headlights, the 2020 Arteon comes with a bevy of…

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