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GENEVA MOTOR SHOW | Volkswagen Phideon Luxury Model Unveiled For China Photo:
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Trevor Collett | Mar, 01 2016 | 0 Comments

Volkswagen has a new large, luxury model in its ranks, but the Chinese market will be the only one to see it at this stage.

Called the Phideon, the new model is set to appear at Volkswagen’s stand at the Geneva Motor Show but will not serve as a direct replacement for the Phaeton.

Volkswagen hopes the Phideon will appeal to customers seeking a large sports sedan, but who also have chauffeurs at their disposal.

And ‘large’ is an apt description, as the Phideon is over five metres long making it sizably larger than the Passat Wagon.

The Phideon carries many of the Passat’s styling cues, but Volkswagen says its new model is actually a four-door coupe. To that end, styling is also influenced by the C Coupe GTE Concept from last year.

A ‘Chauffer Mode’ is one of the Phideon’s key features, which splits the infotainment system to provide entertainment to rear seat passengers and an Active Information Display to the driver.

Power comes from a range of TSI turbocharged petrol engines, including a 3.0 litre V6 with 221kW/440Nm. A plug-in hybrid is also on the cards, and the range-topping models feature 4MOTION all-wheel-drive.

A ‘Chauffer Mode’ is one of the Phideon’s key features, which splits the infotainment system to provide entertainment to rear seat passengers and an Active Information Display to the driver.

Volkswagen is also using the Phideon to debut a new camera-based night vision system.

Production for the 2016 Volkswagen Phideon is set to begin later this year.

After 13 years, production for the first-generation Phaeton has now ceased with no confirmed replacement for the poorly-received luxury model.

Should the Phideon prove successful in China, availability could spread to other markets, and Volkswagen may well be happy to leave the Phaeton name and legacy behind.

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