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VW Plans to Bring Phaeton Luxury Sedan Back to the US

VW Plans to Bring Phaeton Luxury Sedan Back to the US

Jul 18 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Phaeton making a US comeback

Volkswagen has announced that it plans to bring the Phaeton luxury sedan back to the United States. The vehicle is part of VW's plan to turn around its flagging sales within the US. The vehicle...

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VW Plans to Bring Phaeton Luxury Sedan Back to the US

Jul 18 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Phaeton making a US comeback

Volkswagen has announced that it plans to bring the Phaeton luxury sedan back to the United States. The vehicle is part of VW's plan to turn around its flagging sales within the US. The vehicle could be shown the US buyers as early as January.

The Phaeton was previously available in the US, but was removed from the market seven years ago due to poor sales. “A brand as large as Volkswagen needs a halo project in the upscale segment,” Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorntold Bloomberg at a conference in the company’s hometown of Wolfsburg earlier this month, confirming that the Phaeton will return to U.S. showrooms. “We’ve seen what happens to brands that don’t have that kind of project.”

Volkswagen wanted to sell 800,000 vehicles in the US by 2018, but that is unlikely to happen. Analysts predict Volkswagen will be able to deliver only 517,000 vehicles in the US by 2018. Currently there is no indication of what the Phaeton will sell for in the US when it launches.

 
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Daimler, VW dampen speculation about imminent CEO succession

Oct 30 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Succession is not an imminent topic at Daimler or Volkswagen, the chief executives of both carmakers said today, adding that any potential candidates would most likely come from within their respective compa ...
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8 hours ago

Official: Hyundai sells its 10,000,000th Elantra

Oct 30 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Hyundai There aren't many nameplates that have sold over 10 million units in the history of the automotive industry. In fact there have only been ten, and now Hyundai has joined the list for the first time with the Elantra. Launched 24 years ago, the Elantra has far and away been Hyundai's top selling model. Now in its fifth generation, the Elantra is sold as a coupe, sedan and wa ...
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12 hours ago

Top 5 family hatchbacks that hold their value

Oct 30 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Motorlogy

When buying a car, how well it retains its value can often take a backseat compared to comfort, safety and practicability. But, what if we told you when you buy your next family car, you can get all those things. A car’s value can fall quite quickly, and for a starter family every penny counts, so making a purchase from our top five hatchbacks with the future in mind couldn’t be more worthwhile. We have based all current prices on a car valuation at Trusted Car Buyer ...
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15 hours ago

Daimler, VW dampen speculation about imminent CEO succession

Oct 30 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Succession is not an imminent topic at Daimler or Volkswagen, the chief executives of both carmakers said today, adding that any potential candidates would most likely come from within their respecti ...
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17 hours ago

Ferrari’s future success outside of Fiat-Chrysler questioned

Oct 30 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

For Ferrari, proving it can thrive as an independent sports-car maker may be a tougher challenge than a Formula One victory. Following its spin-off next year from parent Fiat-Chrysler, the global cachet of the Ferrari name will be key to master hurdles such as the costs of developing cars that meet the standards of its elite customers and ever demanding regulators. Ferrari’s self-imposed production cap at about 7,000 cars a year, aimed at preserving the e ...
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17 hours ago

Audi confirms Domenicali signing

Oct 30 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Audi has confirmed the signing of former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali. According to DPA news agency, a spokesman for the Volkswagen-owned marque admitted that the 49-year ...
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17 hours ago

Report: Chinese protesting VW recall fix nationwide

Oct 30 2014 7:53am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, China, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Volkswagen This is unquestionably the year of the recall in the United States with an estimated 544 campaigns so far (and counting) that cover around 52 million cars. The repairs are almost starting to seem normal at this point, but apparently the same can't be said for China. That country's buyers are protesting Volkswagen for its handling of one recent safety action. The ...
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19 hours ago

VWs are Quality That Lasts

Oct 30 2014 5:33am CDT | Source: Caryoo

Since 1937 the German Automobile Company Volkswagon (VW) has been making cars that customers are extremely satisfied with. Their slogan today about “Drivers Wanted” may indeed be an overstatement due to the volume of cars that VW has produced in the past. In 2012, the automaker could barely keep up with the demand for their vehicles even though they produced over 5.7 million vehicles. This goes to show how popular the brand of car has b ...
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1 day ago

24 Hours of LeMons New England: The Winners!

Oct 30 2014 12:56am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We saw some incredible car debuts when we inspected the 132 entries at the third annual Halloween Hooptiefest on Friday, then watched the top of the standings become strangely free of German machines on Saturday, and then Sunday saw the closest Class A finish since the by-a-whisker South Carolina race. It was one of the better LeMons races in what has turned out to be the best season in series history, and we’re here to show you who took home what trophies. Here we go! ...
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