- Volkswagen gives the Phaeton a mild mid-life makeover
- Styling tweaks and new technologies added to luxury saloon
- Prices expected to start at £46,000 to around £80,000
Volkswagen has given the Phaeton luxury saloon a mild facelift and new technologies.
The same two engines are available from the current version. They are the 3.0 TDI V6 with a power output of 237bhp and the 6.0-litre W12 petrol option with 444bhp. There is a catch: even though the price for the entry level 3.0-litre diesel model is expected to start at £46,000, the 6.0-litre version is likely to set you back a whopping £80,000
At the rear there's newly designed lights above a redesigned bumper. Revised alloy wheels finish off the exterior changes.
Inside, the refreshed Phaeton includes a new steering wheel and colour electronic display along and new trim details. Customers can also opt for Google Maps with cars that have sat-nav.
As you'd expect standard equipment is on a high level with eight airbags, 4MOTION all-wheel drive, adjustable air-suspension, leather trim, sat-nav and 18-way adjustable electric seats.
The Phaeton range is set to go on sale in August.