VW weighs second EV platformSat, 28, May 2016
Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed.
VW Phaeton: A few facts on a failed experimentMon, 04, Apr 2016
On March 18, the last Volkswagen Phaeton rolled off the line at the company's “Transparent Factory” in Dresden, Germany, concluding a production run of nearly 15 years. Here are a few facts about the Phaeton.
VW to suspend production at showcase Phaeton plantThu, 17, Dec 2015
VW mulls closure of showpiece Phaeton plant, report saysThu, 19, Nov 2015
VW retools diesel strategy, plans electric pushTue, 13, Oct 2015
Post-Piech, VW's Phaeton gets delayedMon, 31, Aug 2015
VW delays revamp of Phaeton flagship in profit push, report saysFri, 21, Aug 2015
Sources: VW Phaeton to get plug-in hybrid variantMon, 22, Jun 2015
Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept lands in ShanghaiTue, 21, Apr 2015
Volkswagen, continuing a march upmarket, unveiled the C Coupe GTE concept this week at the Shanghai auto show. Meant to be positioned between the Passat and the Phaeton if it goes into production, the C Coupe GTE concept is powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI gasoline engine connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with an electric motor integrated in the transmission housing providing extra power; electricity is stored in a 14.1 kWh lithium ion battery.
Cost-cutting VW baffles experts with plans for new PhaetonWed, 28, Jan 2015
With VW having embarked on a big cost-cutting drive, industry experts are baffled why the "people's car" maker plans to spend millions of euros upgrading the money-losing Phaeton premium sedan. Analysts say the costly car should be axed.