Prices for the revised luxury saloon start at £37,995 on-the-road. Cosmetic changes are minimal, but customers can now choose from a new Euro V compliant 231bhp 3.0 litre V6 TDI diesel engine.
Another two engines complete the Phaeton line-up: the 4.2-litre V8 333bhp and flagship 6.0-litre W12 448bhp. All models have standard 4MOTION four-wheel drive and are available with a long wheelbase, giving 12cm additional rear legroom. Only the 3.0-litre V6 TDI is now offered with a standard wheelbase.
Exterior changes include re-profiled bonnet, re-designed headlights with automatic driving lights, cherry red rear light clusters, body coloured bumpers with chrome trim, chrome air inlets and hazard lights which illuminate automatically in extreme braking situations.
In the cabin, the Phaeton now features modified centre console, as well as a new DVD navigation system. As an option, the current telephone system is replaced by a voice activated version which includes Bluetooth interface with hands free operation. This option costs £825.
The revised Phaeton is available to order now from Volkswagen dealers, with cars arriving in UK showrooms in September.
|Revised Phaeton model||On the road RRP|
|3.0-litre V6 TDI 231bhp SWB 4MOTION||£37,995*|
|3.0-litre V6 TDI 231bhp LWB 4MOTION||£40,265*|
|4.2-litre V8 333bhp LWB 4MOTION||£56,042|
|6.0-litre W12 448bhp LWB 4MOTION||£74,272|
* Limited offer until 31 December 2007 at participating retailers only