Volkswagen has 2017 VW Phaeton as a full-size sedan that it still under the development. It will be the second generation which will be offered with better propulsion. At the end of 2016, the company might present it to audience or it could be at the end of 2017. It is not designed to complete Australian market.
2017 Phaeton is built with the support of MLB Evo platform and the base for this car has the first connection with some future rivals including Audi A8 model. The information for its new platform is still hard to get known but it seems that the car will be designed as a full-size sedan with reliable performance.
2017 VW Phaeton Hybrid
Before, Vienna was presented the new twin-turbo W12 engine and 6.0 liter that could be the standard engine for 2017 VW Phaeton. This engine is capable to offer the amount of output for about 608 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. This full-size sedan is also featured with the average consumption about 11 liter per 100 km. For American EPA rating, it is about 22 mpg while UK has 26.4 mpg.
Recent reports mentioned that the optional engine for this car might be hybrid but it is still unidentified. The direct competitor is Mercedes-Benz S-Class and it is expected to have hybrid setup which could be the S-class plug-in hybrid to offer about 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Up to now, the company does not show any indication yet for the hybrid engine in the market as the standard model. For sure, it is quite promising to know that the hybrid engine will be presented as the optional in 2017 VW Phaeton.
2017 VW Phaeton Changes
There is a big expectation that this new latest edition will be more profitable car for the company compared to the previous model. Its sales record should be increased with the lower selling price to offer. It seems that the official would like to achieve about ten parameters in 2017 VW Phaeton. As a luxury car that is designed for specific demand and needs, there are only the two known parameters.
It is hard to deny that the 2017 VW Phaeton might become the most comfortable car in its segment with the outside temperature 50 degrees while in the cabin it only about 22 degrees. Rumors mentioned that it might be featured with the semi-autonomous driving system so that the car could speed for more than 60 km per hour in town.