Volkswagen To Produce A New Phaeton For America And China
Volkswagen announced that the next generation of Phaeton will be directed to the public from China and U.S.A, where the sales of the current model have not disappointed.
Although launched a facelift for its admiral ship recently, already working on next-generation Volkswagen Phaeton. It seems that the Germans have been deeply disappointed by the sales trends on the old continent, as for trying to model a shift to other markets as important.
More specifically, will develop a new Volkswagen Phaeton tailored to the needs of the public from China and United States and will abandon its ambition to fight with Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series rivals in Europe.
“There’s no doubt that the Phaeton absolutely has to go back to the US,” said a insider. “This is being reflected in the next version. It will look much more like a car for America.” That’s likely to mean a slight increase in size and far more ostentatious styling than the current, ultra-conservative look.
For a rapid development of the new Phaeton, the German automaker consider several variants. The first would be to use the A6 platform, the wheelbase increased, sold in China. The second assumption would be even aluminum platform, found on the A8.
The launch on markets with open appetite for big gasoline engines, would make the future Phaeton to adopt V6, V8 and W12 units. For those who prefer diesel, already famous Germans made available V6 engine and a future V8, replacing the current 5.0-liter V10 TDI. engine Will not miss any hybrid version based on the propulsion train recently introduced on the new generation of Touareg.