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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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Subaru and Volvo Aim for Modular Model Lineups

Aug 30 2014 10:50pm CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Subaru and Volvo are both developing an efficient modular base for their vehicles, lowering production costs by putting different models on the same basic platform. Expect within the next several years to see new generations of cars built from a sole platform, following the trend set by Volkswagen's MQB platform. By around 2017, Subaru and Volvo will have rolled out their newest vehicles, which will be built on modular bases. Everything from small sedans to large crossovers will featu ...
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Anti-UAW VW workers move to form own union

Aug 30 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Volkswagen, UAW/Unions The struggle over unionization at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, continues to get more complicated. There's now a second union fighting to organize at the plant; although this one is staunchly against the actions of the United Auto Workers. At the same time, the UAW is still signing up voluntary members to its recently created Local 42 at the facility and is reportedly near having a majority of the hourly employees ...
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The Future Of Volt And Leaf, VW e-Golf Priced, Electric-Car Hamsters: The Week In Reverse

Aug 30 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

We look ahead to the next Volt and Leaf, get a first look at the only seven-passenger plug-in hybrid, and a price for the Volkswagen e-Golf. And guess who's using hamsters to market an electric car. It's The Week In Reverse for Friday, August 29, 2014, right here at Green Car Reports. ...
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta First Drive: Incrementally Refreshed and Refined

Aug 29 2014 6:16pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Rowing through the gears of a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta S TDI’s six-speed manual transmission as we roll along the scenic two-laners of Virginia’s horse country, we marvel at the fact that we’re actually having fun. Yeah ...
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The Return of the Thing — thanks to B.C. firm

Aug 29 2014 4:42pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Boutique autobuilder Intermeccanica is world renowned for producing incredible hand-built recreations of two of Porsche’s classic sports cars, the 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster and the 1959 356 Convertible D. But few are aware of the storied Vancouver firm’s other offering, the Intermeccanica TYP82 Kübelwagen. That’s largely due to the fact that it was previously only available to buyers in foreign markets. Intermeccanica has now received the go-ahead to produce this unique looking vehi ...
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2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition gets detailed & priced [video]

Aug 29 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Following a preview earlier this year, Volkswagen has unveiled the 2015 Eos Fi ...
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Car Review: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Aug 29 2014 1:31pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Middleburg, VA — One of the most understated product launches in recent memory, that showcasing the mid-cycle freshening of Volkswagen’s Jetta sedan for 2015, instantly calls to mind the aphorism generally attributed to German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: “God is in the details.” The story for the compact four-door is, notes VW Canada, one of “refinement.” Indeed, there are copious detail changes to this model — very important ...
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Bentley Mulsanne Convertible

Aug 29 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

It appears Bentley’s Mulsanne Convertible Concept is back on the drawing board. This comes after the project was killed by Bentley’s then-new CEO Wolfgang Schreiber back in 2012. Originally debuted to a small number of customers at the Concours d’Elegance a few months prior, the project went cold when Bentley’s former CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer left the company.With Duerheimer gone, Schreiber told journalist ...
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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf First Drive: VW Gets Some Electric Feel

Aug 29 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

In case you’re keeping score, when we close the books on calendar-year 2014 there will be 13 distinct pure-electric automobiles for sale in the United States. And for the first time, one of them will be wearing the familiar VW badge. READ MORE ...
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This Is The First Mk7 VW Jetta Only It Isn't A Jetta

Aug 29 2014 11:28am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

This is the first new Jetta built on the up-to-date MQB/Mk7 Golf platform. Only it isn't a Jetta. Leave it to VW China to make things hopelessly complicated.Rea ...
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