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Volkswagen Phaeton's transparent factory planned for closure - report

New Volkswagen CEO, Matthias Muller, is reportedly pushing for the closure of the company's transparent factory in Dresden, Germany, which builds in the Volkswagen Phaeton sedan. According to a report in Wirtschafts Woche (Business Weekly), the company will discuss the future of the factory at an upcoming board meeting...

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New Volkswagen Phaeton to be full-electric, still years away
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New Volkswagen Phaeton to be full-electric, still years away

The next-generation Volkswagen Phaeton - which may be previewed by the C Coupe GTE concept shown here - will be an all-electric vehicle that will set the tone for the future of vehicles from the German brand. Speaking to the media at today’s Tokyo motor show, Volkswagen CEO of passenger cars, Herbert Diess, confirmed the next Phaeton will be available as an electric vehicle only, with the car’s launch pushed back even further amid the decision to go EV only...


Volkswagen "still believes" in the future of diesel engines
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Volkswagen "still believes" in the future of diesel engines

Volkswagen says it’s still committed to diesel engines, despite the problems of its emissions cheating scandal. Speaking to the media at the Tokyo motor show today, the Volkswagen brand’s CEO of passenger cars, Herbert Diess, apologised for his company’s actions before stating to journalists that diesel engines still make sense for both emissions regulations and certain types of vehicles...


Volkswagen will priortise EV development with new electric Phaeton because of "dieselgate"
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Volkswagen will priortise EV development with new electric Phaeton because of "dieselgate"

The board in charge of the Volkswagen brand has announced a series of measures regarding its future products in the wake of the "dieselgate" scandal, which has dominated the automotive and mainstream press over the last month. Herbert Diess, chief of the Volkswagen brand, announced overnight that the company will "reorient" its diesel motor plan, as well as concentrate on electric vehicles...


New Volkswagen Phaeton delayed again - report
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New Volkswagen Phaeton delayed again - report

Volkswagen is understood to have delayed its big next-generation Phaeton sedan, reportedly as part of a push to improve returns through lower production and material costs. The current Phaeton, launched in 2002 and face-lifted most recently in 2010, was originally scheduled to be replaced this year...


Volkswagen C Coupe Concept luxury limo revealed
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Volkswagen C Coupe Concept luxury limo revealed

The Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept makes its debut this week at the Shanghai motor show, giving us a good look at what to expect from the company’s forthcoming Chinese-market luxury limousine. At more than five-metres long — close to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class — the concept is clearly previewing Volkswagen’s new-range topping passenger family...


Volkswagen Phaeton set for US return, possible Detroit appearance
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Volkswagen Phaeton set for US return, possible Detroit appearance

The Volkswagen Phaeton appears set to make its US return after the company's CEO admitted the brand needs an high-end halo car. Bloomberg reports Volkswagen Group head Martin Winterkorn has all but confirmed the luxury Phaeton's US return saying, "A brand as large as Volkswagen needs a halo project in the upscale segment"...


2011 Volkswagen Phaeton unveiled at Beijing Motor Show
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2011 Volkswagen Phaeton unveiled at Beijing Motor Show

Volkswagen has today unveiled its revised Phaeton at the Beijing Motor Show. Sporting a new look and new technologies, the new Volkswagen Phaeton features a new front end, comprising bi-xenon headlamps, LED fog lamps and LED daytime running lights, a new grille with two pronounced horizontal bars, revised front bumper bar and reprofiled bonnet...


Volkswagen Phaeton may return to US market
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Volkswagen Phaeton may return to US market

Volkswagen is considering the re-introduction of its luxury Phaeton model to the US market. The car will feature a TDI (diesel) powertrain which VW hopes will be a strong selling point when it reverses a 2007 decision to pull the car after four consecutive years of slow sales...


2009 Volkswagen Phaeton facelift spied
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2009 Volkswagen Phaeton facelift spied

It seems Volkswagen is set to refresh its aging Phaeton flagship one more time before the all-new model makes its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The prototype in these photos is set to be unveiled at this year’s Frankfurt Show boasting mostly subtle cosmetic modifications...