Volkswagen Confirms New Phaeton in Product Plans

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Njibo Njibo on Mar 19, 2014

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

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    • Alex Kozovski Alex Kozovski on Mar 25, 2014

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

  • Touar04 Touar04 on Mar 27, 2014

    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.