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 |  Mar 10 2014, 8:01 AM

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The next-generation Volkswagen Phaeton will be “class leading,” according to Heinz-Jacob Neusser, the German automaker’s head of development.

According to Neusser, “the next Phaeton has to be class leading” in addition to being “very smooth and luxurious” to drive. Despite poor sales, the Phaeton remains an important part of Volkswagen’s lineup as not only a luxury sedan offering but a technology flagship for the brand. The technologies developed for the Phaeton is often applied to models throughout Volkswagen’s lineup at a more affordable price. The new Phaeton will be based on Volkswagen’s next-generation MLB platform, which is currently in development.

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In related news, Volkswagen will also be focusing on more plug-in hybrid variants for its lineup and continues to remain committed to pure electric vehicles.

[Source: Autocar]

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  • Njibo

    This is very good news! Based on the quality of the Passat, The Phaeton is surely a winner on it’s class!

  • Rickers

    What class is that? Competing with the Kia K900? No one wants a luxury car from a regular brand.

  • 2012TouaregTDI

    You’re comparing Kia to VW ?? Shame on you! I’ll take a German VDub any day over that China junk.

  • Tsubodai

    Hmm, I thought Kia was Korea not China?

  • Rickers

    LOL. It’s Korea, not China. Heck.. it’s not even North Korea… which is basically China anyway.

  • touar04

    Those folks at VW never learn. VW car sales are all based on price factor so no one will buy a $75,000 Phaeton which is so boring looking.