I think it has a very classy look, although I also must agree that designers were to conservative in it... Very regular lines...without the edginess that you would expect from a flagship
Nice enough the VW Phaeton, having driven a 4.2V8 model car at length I keep asking why? For starters the Audi A8 weighs less. What does it say about a halo product when failing miserably in North America? Ok,,, that's not fair; My .02 is the N. American market Phaeton failure sits largely at the door step of VW Germany. Can you say dream world....these guy's??? Christ!! Don't get me wrong VW America is equally screwed up in its role as a distribution organization - but thats going to morph somewhat when the completed TN plant and its production account for $something$. I'm curious as how much of the TN production ends up in China...
P.S., Oh,,, The Phaeton refreash looks good no? Hey what-a I know, my MY98 911 coupe doors/glass/roof panels fit a MY66 911 coupe. Now that's a refresh evolution....
Great cars the VW's .... I've owned and own a few.
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So F'in true! Go drive a Genesis sedan, I dare ya. It's a BIG value play and a nice automobile to boot! Watched a business "round table" discussion TV program where the N. American CEO of Hyundai was a participant. He's came off as a sharp dude running an, on-the-move organization... Kudo's!
I'll tell you what, this looks as good for the modern time as the previous Phaeton did in IT'S day...based on the looks I would definitely consider it if they changed some of the interior accents, like replace the chunky prev-generation Touareg shift stalk for something a little sleeker, while still bold and definitive to match VW's new corporate culture...or, Audi A8 anyone?