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Phaeton's 2nd chance

By SYF77 on 26 Apr 2010

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Volkswagen is giving it's slow-selling Phaeton flagship another chance at life with a mid-life facelift. Set to be revealed at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show, the updated Phaeton features new technologies.

The cosmetic changes up front include a more chiseled design with bi-xenon headlights complete with LED running lights and a new grille. At the rear end, changes are limited to the new light units and a restyled bumper. The redesigned alloy wheel round off the exterior updates.

Moving on to the interior, a new steering wheel and instrumental panel are joined by fresh trim finishes and the option of Google Maps on the RNS810 satellite navigation system.

The updated Phaeton will be available with a choice of two wheelbase options, two back seat versions (three seats / two individual seats) and four engines including a V6 FSI petrol with 280HP, a V8 petrol with 335HP, a range-topping W12 petrol with 450HP and a V6 TDI diesel producing 240HP.

The 2011 Phaeton will go on sale this August.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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