Showing posts in the category of VW Phaeton

VW Phaeton Falls Victim To Dieselgate Cost Cuts; Production To Be Suspended In 2016


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VW’s diesel-emissions scandal has indirectly claimed another victim, as the resulting cost cuts have led the company to suspend production of the unprofitable Phaeton.

It’s Official, VW’s Phaeton Flagship Has Been Delayed


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About a month ago, VW announced plans to cut budget spending in order to cope with the immense “Dieselgate” scandal, but even so, the company said that it will soldier on with its core models, including the Phaeton.

Next-Gen VW Phaeton Rendered Using C Coupe GTE & Audi A8 Bits


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Since VW is planning to go ahead with a second-generation Phaeton, speculating on what it might look like could be pretty interesting.

VW Will Cut Spending By €1 Billion A Year, Next Phaeton Will Be All-Electric


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VW announced its new strategic plan as the Dieselgate saga continues to unfold, including a reorientation of their diesel strategy, the development of a modular electric platform and the launch of an all-electric Phaeton.

Volkswagen Said To Delay The Phaeton's Replacement


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It seems that Volkswagen’s flagship is waiting for the perfect moment to make a big entrance.

Best VW Phaeton Description Ever: "The Nicest Car Never To Turn A Single Head"


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The VW Phaeton is probably the ultimate understated luxury sedan.

VW Phaeton Gets A Mild Makeover In China


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It’s no secret that China is the main market for VW’s flagship luxury sedan, the Phaeton.

The UK Waves Goodbye To The VW Phaeton


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The VW Phaeton full-size luxury sedan is no longer on sale in the UK, the automaker has confirmed.

VW’s C Coupe GTE Study Looks Good As An Estate Too


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As we learned from a recent report that cited a VW official, VW’s C Coupe GTE study unveiled last month at the Shanghai Auto Show previews a flagship plug-in hybrid vehicle for China.

Lincoln Continental Concept Turned Into 2017 VW Phaeton


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Although VW’s C Coupé GTE study unveiled this week at the Shanghai Auto Show is believed to preview the next-generation Phaeton, the fact that it’s a four-door coupe with a low roofline may not be ideal for interior space.

VW C Coupe GTE Concept Looks Classy in Shanghai


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China is the only reason for which VW still builds the Phaeton and the world’s largest car market is probably the main reason why there will be a second-generation model.

VW’s C Coupé GTE May Preview Next-Generation Phaeton


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VW has released the first photos and details of the C Coupé GTE, a four-door concept car for the Chinese market which may preview the second-generation Phaeton luxury sedan.

VW Still Wants to Make a Money-Losing Phaeton


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VW’s stubbornness to develop a new generation Phaeton luxury sedan is in stark contrast with the automaker’s recently announced cost-cutting measures. VW announced it targets annual cost savings of €5 billion ($5.67 billion) at its passenger-car brand by 2017.

Next VW Phaeton Said to Be Priced from $70,000 in the US


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Earlier this year, VW of America CEO Michael Horn confirmed that the VW Phaeton would return to the US in 2018 and now fresh details about the sedan have emerged.

VW Planning Audi A6-Based Luxury Sedan for China Only


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The only reason for which the VW Phaeton still exists today is the Chinese market, where the luxury sedan enjoyed a commercial success that offset poor demand from Europe and North America.

VW May Move Next Phaeton Down-market, Make it More of an Audi A6 Alternative


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VW can’t help but step on toes if it wants to release a big, luxurious sedan under its own name. The current Phaeton is the same size as an Audi’s flagship sedan and it shares many bits with the previous generation A8 too.

VW America CEO Announces 2018 Return of Phaeton Luxury Sedan


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The Volkswagen Phaeton - that VW-badged Bentley Continental / Audi A8, will be back in the US in 2018 (or 2019). This is not speculation, and it was announced by the new CEO of the Wolfsburg brand’s North American arm, Michael Horn.

Next-Generation VW Phaeton to Return to the U.S., May Debut in Detroit Next Year


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Volkswagen’s Phaeton may return to the U.S. market, as the company's CEO says it needs to have a halo car in the United States. According to a report from Bloomberg, an all-new Phaeton may premiere as a concept in January at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show, marking the return of the flagship sedan seven years after it was discontinued in the U.S. due to weak sales.

It's a Jersey Thing: Volkswagen Phaeton W12 Thinks it’s a Bentley


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Here's hoping Volkswagen Group's China arm doesn't get any strange ideas after taking a look at these photos.

In case the bright Bentley-style grille and badges blinded you, this car began life as a Volkswagen Phaeton, which was Wolfsburg's attempt to enter the luxury sedan segment.

VW Exec Dreams of More SUVs and the Return of the Phaeton in U.S. Lineup


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To meet its ambitious goal of reaching 800,000 annual sales in the United States by 2018, up from 324,402 deliveries last year, Volkswagen might need a little help through the introduction of new models and variants.

If Rainer Michel, Volkswagen of America's vice president for product marketing and strategy, could get his way, he would enhance the company's American lineup with a new base SUV placed under the current Tiguan crossover and a larger model slotting between the latter and the mid-sized Touareg SUV.