Report: Volkswagen Phaeton Returning To U.S.? – Rumor Central

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Report: Volkswagen Phaeton To U.S.?

A new report from suggests that the Volkswagen may return to the U.S. market. some VW officials say otherwise, the quotes other VW executives and the luxury sedan will at the Detroit auto show in

The first-generation Volkswagen Phaeton was here from 2004 to but it was never much of a success and was pulled from our market. The luxury car didn#8217;t necessarily fit the Volkswagen brand image an Audi-priced executive sedan was in the showrooms as the Jetta. Moreover, who wanted a true luxury could instead pick the Audi A8.

Sales of the Volkswagen Phaeton in peaked at 1939 units in before dropping to 820 in 2005 and 235 in 2006.

Since then, Volkswagen have vacillated over to bring the Phaeton back to Now Bloomberg reports that the car be shown at the Detroit auto in January, so that the high-end can boost Volkswagen#8217;s image in the

#8220;A brand as large as needs a halo project in the segment,#8221; Volkswagen CEO Martin told Bloomberg . #8220;We#8217;ve what happens to brands don’t have that of project.#8221;

However, a Volkswagen representative in the said the company is unaware of any to show a Phaeton concept or car at the Detroit show. He stressed the company is focused on building its models, and that Winterkorn#8217;s may have been talking a long-term goal for Volkswagen of to eventually add a halo product. He noted that if the Phaeton introduced here again, would be #8220;not very

#8220;We#8217;re concentrating on the segments we#8217;re already in,#8221; the representative told us, conceding #8220;there#8217;s no reason why we can#8217;t more niche vehicles#8221; in the

Volkswagen U.S. sales for the sixth months of this are down 0.9 percent compared to the half of 2012. However, the did not plan any major introductions and 2013 as a #8220;consolidation#8221; year. year-to-date sales of the Passat are up 1.9 after the car had its best ever sales result. The car is holding its own a strong suit of rivals: month, the Volkswagen Passat was the best-selling model in the hotly midsize sedan segment .

This generation of the Volkswagen was introduced at the 2010 Beijing Show. It is related to the Audi A8, and expensive touches like sign recognition, a selection of types of wood trim, a list of leather upholstery, seats, and more. Prices in start at €70,000, equivalent to

Volkswagen is expected to launch a new crossover at the 2014 Detroit show, which will be based on the CrossBlue concept in Detroit last January.

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