The Phaeton Returns: Volkswagen Will Price it at $70K
Rejoice! The Volkswagen Phaeton is back. At least on American shores. While VW still manages to sell the Phaeton in markets like China and Europe, its initial attempt to sell a luxury flagship in the U.S. fell flat in 2006. But now it's really back. RELATED: See photos of the 2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Lounge Study
Come 2018 or 2019, we’ll have a Phaeton for sale in America again. Asking price: About $70,000, to start.
Riding on the MLB Evo modular platform, which it will share with the Audi A4, A6, A8, Q7, and Volkswagen Touareg, the Phaeton will have engine choices like a gasoline V6 plug-in hybrid and a TDI V8. There will be a W12, too, but it’s unlikely to be sold here.
Will Americans go for an expensive, high-end VW the second time around? Given how the previous car failed even after being praised by the press, it’s unlikely. But stranger things have happened.
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