Volkswagen Phaeton

  • 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton

    The Volkswagen Phaeton didn't fare so well the first time around in the U.S. Priced too high for its marque's cachet and without the styling or performance to compete with BMW or Mercedes, the Phaeton was, in short, a flop, dead after just three years on sale in America. But Volkswagen thinks it has improved the formula, and is planning to bring the Phaeton back. Rumors of a U.S. return have circulated for years now. Sales of the Phaeton have continued outside the U.S., and have actually improved over the model run, but the Phaeton that's bringing the swagger back to VW will be all-new, based...

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    Volkswagen Phaeton U.S. Relaunch Under Consideration

    The biggest, most luxurious Volkswagen could see a return to the U.S.--as a diesel.

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