Spied: Volkswagen Phaeton facelift | Rpmgo.com

I’m really excited to see VW is really trying hard with the Phaeton, because I think it’s a great car, but on the other hand I don’t understand why they keep making it, when the group has the Audi A8 to fight the other luxury limousines like the Mercedes Benz S Class, the BMW 7 Series or the Lexus LS. I mean, ever since it was introduced back in 2002, the Phaeton was seen as a great car, but with small odds against its rivals, especially because of its lacking “brand cachet”. And that’s exactly what happened, poor sales forcing VW to drop it from its US range at the end of 2006.

Though the car received a facelift in 2007 which managed to boost sales a little bit, nothing really changed, the Phaeton still being seen as one of VW’s failures. But this brand new set of spy photographs shows that the German carmaker is determined to not leave the Phaeton ‘go silently into the night’ and is preparing another facelift. VW has confirmed in the past that it plans on bringing back the car to the US and even though people kinda doubted that, it looks like their plans are pretty serious.

There are no official details on the facelift so far, but rumor has it that we might see a few new engines available for the Phaeton, including Audi’s V12 TDI and quite possibly a hybrid. We’ll let you know more once we have it and meanwhile you can check more spy shots on Worldcarfans.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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