Phaeton Gets Updates
March 10, 2007
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While the Phaeton has been yanked from the North American marketplace, Volkswagen's large luxury sedan soldiers on on other continents — and now with several updates.
The Phaeton gets a host of new technical innovations including a 233-horsepower V6 TDI diesel, bi-xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control with follow-to-stop function, Front Assist stopping-distance reduction, Side Assist lane-change assistant, navigation system with DVD support, and tire-pressure control.
The exterior is differentiated, only slightly, by an additional chrome strip on the bottom of the front bumper, more upscale-looking headlamps and new 19-inch alloy wheels.
The bi-xenon headlights feature a strip of LED lights that act as daytime running lights, similar to sister brand Audi, as well as a cornering ability (dynamic and static).
All Phaetons (V6, V6 diesel, V8 and W12) come with all-wheel drive and an air suspension. All except the new V6 diesel are available with a long wheelbase.
Also see: Geneva Auto Show: VWs On Display, First Photos: Jetta Wagon