Volkswagen will propose in 2015 a new generation of the Phaeton, seeking to reverse the trend of the current model, never able to score significant results on the market. According to information gathered by CarMagazine, a concept could debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show already, but it was decided to focus all attention on the small Up. MLM platform based on the new Evo with extensive use of aluminum and arranged for plug-in hybrid system, the new Phaeton could even change the type of bodywork.
Criticized for its conservative style, the flagship of fact could return to the formula D 5-door concept from early 1999, of which there a replica of an image, or turn into a large and luxurious sedan, as an alternative to the classical super sedan representation. The word “flagship”, however, must be weighed according to new standards: in fact, the Phaeton will be positioned between MK2 Audi A6 and A8, and will be priced lower than the current model and will offer smaller engines, with 4 and 6 cylinder versions and the ‘ hybrid.
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