Next-generation VW Phaeton will get turbocharged direct injection diesel, plug-in hybrid engines

Article by Christian A., on September 24, 2014

Turbocharged direct injection diesel and plug-in hybrid engines will be part of the powertrain offerings for the second generation of the Volkswagen Phaeton big luxury sedan when it is rolled out in the United States for the 2018 or 2019 model year, sources told Automotive News. The return of the Phaeton to the US has already been confirmed by Michael Horn, chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America.

The sources disclosed that the Phaeton will be available in a number of high-powered engines like a 450hp V-8 TDI and a 400hp-plus V-6 gasoline plug-in hybrid. The source, however, said that a top-of-the-line W-12 engine would not be offered in the Phaeton in the US.

While sources say the new Phaeton "is virtually developed and finished," VW is not hasty in replacing the first-generation Phaeton. The current Phaeton did not do well in the US and was scrapped in 2006, although it still sells in China.

The second-generation -- expected to have a starting price of $70,000 – will be underpinned by Volkswagen Group's MLB Evo modular-longitudinal platform that will also underpin next-generation Audi A4, A6 and A8 sedans. It will also underpin the next-generation Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg crossovers.

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