Volkswagen stopped selling the Phaeton on the US market back in 2006 simply because, priced at more than $60K, the car just wasn’t what it was meant to be. That being said, it seems the German company has improved on the flagship sedan and wants to give it one more try. The new Phaeton will go on sale as a 2011 model and will be priced at around $55k.

Spy photos shot while the Phaeton glistened and gleamed at a photo shoot reveal a new front bumper, grille, headlight-units, and re-designed taillamps in the rear. Under the hood there will be a wide range of engines with a V10 TDi motor rumored as a possibility.

After the sedan makes its world debut on the European market, the company will also analyze the possibility of getting it back to the US although it might be a tough sale considering the redesigned Mercedes Benz S-Class, Audi A8, and Jaguar XJ making their grand appearances. Let’s just hope, for Volkswagen’s sake, that the new Phaeton is more car than the old model.


Source: Leftlanenews

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  (798) posted on 12.19.2010

looks amazing but the image is not that clear, I can’t see well the front bumper and grille. also it’s price is not that reasonable for such car like this. better choose the toyota camry.

  (939) posted on 04.15.2010

Jeez... looks just like the old, unsuccessful Phaeton to me. I agree with walking_dead, it is a beautiful car and the V-12 is magnificent, but one of these things out of warranty would be a nightmare, given the typical VW dealer struggles with a Jetta!

  (708) posted on 04.14.2010

That was a huge size sedan. I’m pretty sure that it’s engine weights to much as it looks like.

  (428) posted on 04.13.2010

We can’t judge it yet until it came out of in prototype. I hope that the Sonata also join if they will make a sedan comparison.

  (765) posted on 04.13.2010

Hei Bobby.. You cannot compare it to toyota camry. Yes camry is good but it can’t match up with it.

  (518) posted on 04.12.2010

Yup, I agree they should make the image more clearer. In my opinion, the toyota camry looks better and more aggressive.

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