The internet is abuzz with the possibility that the Volkswagen Phaeton might make a return to the United States – with a cheaper price point as well. Unfortunately, it’s a terrible idea. But not for the reason you might think.
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Having failed to learn from previous mistakes, Volkswagen is inexplicably bringing the Phaeton back to North America, despite being totally contradictory to their push downmarket to appeal to mainstream American car shoppers.
What will the faithful say when the find out that the next Volkswagen Phaeton is based on a
Golf platform Audi platform? Like it or not, that’s the way it’s going to be.
Edit: I mixed up the VW platforms. Turns out it will be the longitudinal version rather than the transverse MQB.
The Volkswagen Phaeton is supposed to be the definition of understated refinement, a Patek Calatrava in a world gone mad for Hublot Big Bangs. Someone in Toronto, Canada didn’t get the memo.