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2011 Volkswagen Phaeton gets detailed, new photos

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton gets detailed, new photos

The 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton has been officially revealed at the Beijing Motor Show a few months ago. As you could’ve guessed, VW made the right move, because the Phaeton is a best seller in the Asian country.

Now, right before the large, luxury limousine will be launched in Europe (this month) and China (in August), the German company has released a fresh batch of details, including the many systems the 2011 Phaeton will use.

As you can see, the restyled grille, now in line with the rest of the VW family, stands out. It now has LED technology, present also on the rear lights. The bi-xenon headlights are controlled by the Dynamic Light Assist system, which monitors oncoming traffic that might be blinded by your lights, and adjusts them accordingly.

Besides that, the Phaeton will have an optional front camera, which can detect traffic signs, display speed limits and monitor the permission of overtaking. All of that information, and more, will be displayed on the eight-inch touchscreen. Besides controls for the climate or other functions, this screen will also display the satellite navigation. This is no ordinary system though, as you can transfer Google Maps data, points of interest and routes from your smartphone to the car’s 30GB hard drive, and display it over the regular navigation system.

Engine fans are going to find a varied offer with the 2011 Phaeton, as it will boast anything from V6 to V8 or W12 units, powered by both gasoline and diesel, developing from 236 HP to 443 HP.

Even though its predecessor hasn’t really become a best-seller, the 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton is looking pretty good. Check it out in the photo gallery below and then share your thoughts about this new German luxury limousine.

Photo Gallery: 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton

Source: Volkswagen