The Volkswagen Passat is a very popular sedan, even against the backdrop of today’s consumer love for crossovers. However, in the near future this model will face serious changes – we know quite a lot about this . But now Volkswagen has taken on another car.
The large VW Phideon sedan is the flagship of the model range. If you remember Phaeton, we can say that Fideon has replaced him to some extent. The closest relatives of the model are the Audi A6 and A8.
Recall that Volkswagen Faeton basically used developments for luxurious Bentley. After debuting in 2016, the company decided to freshen up the large Volkswagen Phideon.
The largest Volkswagen sedan (body length exceeds 5 m, wheelbase is 3 m) received new bumpers and redesigned lighting equipment with revised graphics. The design of the false radiator grille has been refreshed with thin LED strips and a new backlit VW logo.
Inside, there have been no drastic changes, the sedan is still equipped with an analog instrument panel and a 9.2-inch multimedia screen. But for the first time, a fridge bar was installed in the back sofa between the seats.
The equipment of “phideon” includes massage and ventilation of seats, wireless charging for a smartphone, panoramic roof, head-up display, night vision system, car parker, adaptive cruise control, all-round camera. Air suspension will also be offered as an option.
The V6 3.0 tubomotor (299 hp) and the hybrid unit were removed from the engine range of the car, so only one engine remained – a 2.0-liter TSI with 224 hp. and a torque of 350 Nm (it is paired with a seven-speed DSG gearbox).
Previously, all-wheel drive was also available for the car, but now buyers will have to be content with only one front-wheel drive.
Nothing is known about the manufacturer’s plans to bring the new Volkswagen Phideon 2021 model year to the global market. Therefore, for now, the model will remain exclusive to China.