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Will VW close the Phaeton plant?

Volkswagen might close the opulent factory for the Phaeton in Dresden, Germany, to cut costs. The plant reportedly only builds eight of the luxury sedans a week.

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Will a Phaeton EV rise from the VW Dieselgate ashes?

Volkswagen is announcing a big push towards electrification in the future, and headlining the new models is a next-gen EV Phaeton.

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VW delays new Phaeton flagship sedan

The next-generation Volkswagen Phaeton is ready to go, but VW has delayed what would have been the brand's flagship sedan while it figures out how to build the car for less money.

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VW still set on Phaeton redux despite cost-cutting drive and losing $32k per car

Despite the Volkswagen Phaeton suffering poor sales and losing money, Volkswagen is committed to the idea and wants to build another generation of the luxury sedan. It could cost the company an estimated $737 million to do it, while already having the Audi A8 to fill a similar role.

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VW Phaeton to offer plug-in hybrid, diesel powertrains when it returns in a few years

Volkswagen of America honcho Michael Horn has already promised to bring the slow-selling but excellent Phaeton back to the United States in 2018 or 2019. Beyond the confirmation of the nameplate, though, there's really very little in the way

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VW America president says Phaeton will return to US in 2018

Volkswagen knows that its US operations need some help, so it installed Michael Horn as CEO of its American operations a few months ago. In a new interview with Bloomberg, Horn g

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VW Phaeton coming back to US, could be revealed in Detroit

Since its ignominious departure from the US car market in 2006, there have been any number of on-again/off-again rumors about the Volkswagen Phaeton returning to our shores. With that said, VW's aggressive goals in terms of worldwide sales dominance would seem to countenance all manner of new product; taking a second stab at a halo-luxury car for the US, included.

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Volkswagen to follow similar formula for new Phaeton

Whatever Volkswagen has done to get to the position of dominance in the European – and indeed the global auto industry, it's clearly been working. But some of its decisions still leave us scratching our heads. The Phaeton is one such four-wheeled decision.

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Volkswagen passes on showing Phaeton concept in Frankfurt, new car expected for 2015

The Volkswagen Group had a whole lot and then more to show off at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. There were about a dozen vehicles rolled out at the pre-show VW Group evening, and then more once the show opened the following morning. For the Volkswagen brand itself, the new production Up!

VW CEO Browning: Phaeton not in the cards any time soon

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton – Click above for high-res gallery

Report: Ferdinand Piech finalizes will that protects his VW/Porsche shares from the kids

Ferdinand Karl Piëch, head of the Volkswagen Supervisory Board and grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, knows that nothing lasts forever – especially, life. The VW boss man has his mind on his money while his family has his money on their minds.

Reports: Phaeton coming back to the U.S... again *UPDATE

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton – Click above for high-res image gallery

Hyundai CEO reveals reason for Equus, explains why it's no VW Phaeton

2011 Hyundai Equus – Click above for high-res image gallery

Pics Aplenty: Volkswagen releases full slate of 2011 Phaeton images and info

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton – Click above for high-res image gallery

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