Phaeton re­vealed to the world

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

Volk­swa­gen is us­ing the Bei­jing Mo­tor Show for the launch of its lat­est Phaeton, il­lus­trat­ing the im­por­tance of the Chi­nese mar­ket to Euro­pean busi­ness.

As we re­port on page one, VW’s Bent­ley mar­que was also big in Bei­jing. The 2010 Phaeton has a new “face” with bi-xenon driv­ing lights and LED run­ning lights, fram­ing a grille which now has em­pha­sis on the hor­i­zon­tal bars.

The wings and bon­net are re-pro­filed and LED is used for the fog lamps (whether they are more an­noy­ing than reg­u­lar “fog” lamps to other users re­mains to be seen).

Two wheel­base op­tions will be of­fered (120 mm dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing the two) and a choice of two en­gines – a 3.0litre V6 TDI diesel de­vel­op­ing 240 PS and a 6.0-litre W12 petrol en­gine pro­duc­ing 450 PS, with 4Motion all-wheeldrive.

This new Phaeton goes on sale in Bri­tain this Au­gust with prices set to be an­nounced nearer the time.

LAUNCHED: VW’s Phaeton.

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