New Volkswagen Phaeton Could Debut In Detroit Next Year: Report

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New Volkswagen Phaeton Could In Detroit Next Year:

Volkswagen#39;s next-generation Phaeton expected to arrive sometime in could make its global at January#39;s Detroit Auto

According to business paper . a Detroit debut for the big sedan is consideration, highlighting the importance of the US acceptance of the new Phaeton.

Speaking the paper this week, CEO Martin Winterkorn said a brand like Volkswagen a halo project in the upscale separate even to the group#39;s prestige brands.

“We’ve seen what to brands that don’t that kind of project, he

Earlier reports have the new Phaeton will lead a evolution for Volkswagen.

Volkswagen brand design Klaus Bischoff, speaking Britain#39;s Auto Express . the new Phaeton as a guide for the next of VW sedans .

“Flagship models the Phaeton should act as halo and influence the way the other cars in the look, rather than the way round, Bischoff told Express.

“There will be a specific for saloons, one for our SUVs. one for the people and one for our hatchbacks .

Don#39;t expect lines and audacious curves to a prominent feature, however.

boss, Volkswagen Group chief Walter de Silva, has confirmed that the Volkswagen will stay true to the lines of its #39;clean and simple#39; – with the exception of models like the iconic coupe.

As for the Phaeton, Volkswagen will be to make its flagship model a more affordable alternative to mate the Audi A8 – appealing to those shopping the prestige price point.

The Phaeton was pulled from the US in 2006, with Volkswagen a poor brand image and sales performance.

The new Phaeton will most be built on the VW Group#39;s MLM/MLB

The MLM platform underpins most from the A4 through to the aluminium-intensive A8. the next A8 is expected to move to the biased MSB, alongside the next Porsche Panamera .

The will feature extensive use of to keep weight down on the luxury sedan. The current car is and considered too heavy.

The current model isn#39;t in Australia, and it remains unclear if the generation will join the line-up.

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