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2010-04-22 13:41
Volkswagen has decided to give the underachieving Phaeton limousine a new lease on life.

The company revealed that it would be showing its revised Phaeton to the world at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show, which opens on April 23.

The flagship Phaeton’s frontal treatment is adjusted while changes have also been made to its rear end styling including the addition of striking new LED clusters.

Phaeton will be available in two wheelbase options (5.06 or 5.18 m long) with a choice of two individual or three seats at the rear. Four engines, petrol or turbodiesel V6 and eight and 12-cylinder petrol units, are offered.

Befitting its range-topping status, the limo is equipped with an exhaustive list of cutting edge technology including dynamic light assist, a navigation system able to integrate Google data into the map display and a front camera that recognises road signs and displays these on the instrument panel and centre console display.

Luxury items are key for Phaeton, too. A four-zone air conditioning system and 18-way seats are just some of the items for well-heeled VWers to look forward to.

The heavily revised Phaeton will be unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show. China is targeted as a key market for the Volkswagen Group and we expect quite a few Phaetons will find homes there.

It's no surprise, really, but the Phaeton will not be sold in South Africa.

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