Volkswagen Phaeton News

Volkswagen Shifts Gears, Vows To Focus More Attention On Electric Cars
Volkswagen Shifts Gears, Vows To Focus More Attention On Electric Cars

When you think of eco-friendly car companies, you may not immediately think of Volkswagen. But that could change if policies proposed by the new Volkswagen Brand Board of Management come to fruition. QUESTIONABLE HISTORY Volkswagen's less-than-green image isn't just because of the ongoing...Read More»

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VW Phaeton Gets Another Go At U.S. By 2019

It’s been eight years since the Volkswagen Phaeton was dropped from the U.S. market, but a lot has changed in the luxury car segment since then. And it looks like VW is going to make another run at this market. In an interview with Bloomberg at the New York Auto Show, Michael Horn, VW...Read More»

2014 Jaguar F-Type
License Plate Readers, Land Rover Defender, Jaguar F-Type: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, Jaguar priced the new F-Type and Bentley talked about its SUV concept. BMW discussed three-cylinder engines and Land Rover confirmed the return of the Defender to the U.S. market. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Infiniti said the...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
Flagship Volkswagen Phaeton Coming Back To The U.S.

Top Volkswagen officials in Europe have confirmed that the next-generation version of the Phaeton large luxury sedan will return to the U.S. Although a facelifted version of the current Phaeton will be released in Europe and China, the next-generation Phaeton is still at least two years away...Read More»

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New 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton Breaks Cover

"Phaeton". I have absolutely no clue on how to pronounce that, the only thing I know is that the name is from Greek mythology. Honestly, how a designer would have thought to use a name from Greek mythology on a car boggles my mind. Cars often use animals or numbers in their names such as the Ford...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Touareg
2011 Volkswagen Touareg To Launch in January at Detroit Auto Show

Introduced as a 2004 model, the Touareg sport utility vehicle was Volkswagen's first foray into SUVs, and its most expensive vehicle at the time. Now VW will unveil a redesigned, second-generation 2011 Volkswagen Touareg at January's Detroit Auto Show. The Touareg shares a basic platform with the...Read More»

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Why the Volkswagen Phaeton Failed in the U.S.

By: Ryan Konko The Volkswagen Phaeton was a technological marvel during the time it was sold in the United States. It shared the same platform as The Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur, featured technology found in the Audi A8, and started at $64,600. Thousands less than the A8, and tens of...Read More»

2009 VW Phaeton
VW Resuscitates Phaeton with New Infotainment, Improved Drivetrains

VW breathes new life into the slow-selling Phaeton luxury vehicle with new infotainment systems and thoroughly reworked drivetrains. The infotainment systems, known as RCD 810 and RNS 810, feature an easy-to-use 8-inch touchscreen that improves usability and convenience. A new range of engines...Read More»

Buick Y-Job
Ten Concepts Detroit Should Have Built

by Rex Roy It could be argued that the 1938 Buick Y-Job stands as the world's first true concept car. Built under the direction of Genera Motors' first design czar, Harley Earl, the Y-Job was never intended for production but instead foreshadowed styling and engineering cues that would pop up on...Read More»

2007 Volkswagen GTI W12 concept
VW Golf GTI – Twelve Cylinder?

What’s the best way to pay tribute to enthusiasts who love one ofEurope’s most enduring motoring icons? Give them something new. That’s what Volkswagen is doing at the Annual Golf GTI Festival in Worthersee, Austria, later this month. The German firm is to unveil a unique design study called...Read More»

In the Driver’s Seat: VW Rabbit 2.5

Naming cars isn’t an art, and it isn’t a science—sometimes it’s just a stab in the dark. Hence the entrance and exit of the Five Hundred nameplate at Ford—and now, the return of the Rabbit moniker at VW. Americans have dim, dark memories of the Rabbit, but it’s...Read More»

BP, Pope Have a VW Moment Together

From the Playboy Mansion to Vatican City: Volkswagen’s long, strange trip is making a special stop this week to the House of Pope for a special delivery blessed, perhaps, by God himself. (How would we know? We’re Buddhist.) Today in Italy, Volkswagen Chairman Bernd Pischetsrieder handed over...Read More»

Quail 2010: A Pair of Packards
Daily Edition: Mar. 3, 2006

GM, Toyota Extend Partnership The research consortium between GM and Toyota that was written off as dead in some reports last month is still very much alive. The world's two leading automakers have agreed to extend their cooperation on research and development projects in key areas for another two...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton 4-door Sedan V8 6-spd Auto Open Doors
Daily Edition: Nov. 15, 2005

Phaeton Dumped from VWoA Lineup The $70,000 Phaeton sedan will exit Volkswagen'sU.S. sales lineup early next year as the German automaker realigns its future product plans with the vision of its new leader, former Chrysler exec Wolfgang Bernhard. The Phaeton move will also reconcile VW's lineup...Read More»

Phaeton Goes To The Drive-In

VW has found a new use for all those Phaetons it is finding difficult to sell – in Britain, one is being used as a mobile theater. The Phaeton in question is set to continue its supporting role in what VW describes as “one of the major successes of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2005.”...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
DAILY EDITION: Mar. 2, 2004

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Mar. 2, 2004 NHTSA Tests Slam Mid-Size Sedans The latest round of crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds midsize sedans lacking in bumper strength. The insurance industry-funded group reports that the last test of six midsizers left...Read More»