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    Guess Who's Coming Back To U.S.? The Volkswagen Phaeton

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    August 1, 2013

    Back in 2002, Volkswagen launched its most ambitious vehicle. Dubbed the Phaeton, the vehicle took the place of the brand's flagship and many automotive writers considered it to be one of the best luxury vehicles on sale. However four years later, the Phaeton was pulled from the market due to poor sales. But Volkswagen is mounting a comeback for the next-generation Phaeton.

    Car and Driver reports that Volkswagen will bring over the next-generation Phaeton sometime in 2016. Previous reports said that the next-gen Phaeton would be shown next year, with some going out on a limb and saying Detroit would be the place. Sources at Volkswagen tell C&D that those reports are false and the new Phaeton would be shown sometime in late 2014 or 2015.

    The new Phaeton will use the upcoming MLB platform to help keep costs down and come with a turbocharged VR6, a turbo V8, a V6 turbo-diesel and a possible hybrid as powertrains.

    Source: Car and Driver

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at [email protected] or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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