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Old 18th July 2012, 13:04   #61
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The Phaeton is an engineers dream but a marketing nightmare brand wise
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No idea, and the launch of the S300, and hefty discounts on the 7
What are the current discounts on the 7 and S?
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What are the current discounts on the 7 and S?
Almost 8 - 10L on 7, 5+ on S350CDI, last time I heard. From the dealer end, so might depend on state/ city and dealership. S350L-E240 might be in a better position to give a more exact answer.
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VW has launched the new Phaeton. Was on the website today and check this out:

New Phaeton < Models < Welcome to Volkswagen India

The above says 'New' Phaeton. I checked out the new brochure and some points based on memory:

- New engine type.
- The old brochure had only one variant of the Phaeton for sale in India. The new brochure highlights three variants for the Phaeton.

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New Phaeton < Models < Welcome to Volkswagen India

The above says 'New' Phaeton. I checked out the new brochure and some points based on memory:


- The old brochure had only one variant of the Phaeton for sale in India. The new brochure highlights three variants for the Phaeton.
Brochure? I happened to see no brochure! Would you please share the brochure download link, Thanks!
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Brochure? I happened to see no brochure! Would you please share the brochure download link, Thanks!
You can download the brochure from here:

Download e-Brochure < Shopping Tools < Welcome to Volkswagen India

If memory serves me right, Phaeton was earlier available only in the Petrol variant. It now has a diesel engine.
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Volkswagen is planning a new Phaeton in future, based on the MLB platform, will be "class leading" & “very smooth & luxurious” to drive. VW development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser has said -

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a replacement for the Phaeton was important as it acted as a technology flagship for the VW brand and allowed advanced systems to be put into production, with lessons then applied to getting that technology into its more mainstream models at an affordable price.
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http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ge...olkswagen-line
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I had never heard of a car called Phaeton from VW. Few days back I saw one on Outer Ring Road Marathahalli, Bangalore. Came here and searched and sure enough, there was a thread on it. The car was an MH registration.

Today saw the same car but with a KA05MR registration (Pretty sure it is the same car because of the color, the location where I spotted and the fact that KA05MR is a new registration).

I assume the re registration would have cost a bomb. Did not look unique in any way, but from what I read here, must be an enthusiast delight and so difficult to let go that the owner was willing to pay the high road tax and re register.

Or maybe the resale value was so pathetic that it did not make sense to sell?
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VW will be launching their next big saloon called the Phideon tomorrow.
Dont know much more, I think it will be totally electric
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I think the intention of making a car such as Phaeton was for those wealthy buyers who like an understated look and didn't feel like flaunting their wealth. It pretty much looks like a slightly bigger Passat but has amenities and space like an S class, I believe. Worldwide the car has had mixed response. While it was fairly well received in Europe, it failed miserably in badge conscious USA. There was some doubt about the future viability of this product line, I thought I read recently somewhere that this car has been killed off.
The buyer in Bangalore probably was one of those uber wealthy clients who didn't want to proclaim his wealth I guess.

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The buyer in Bangalore probably was one of those uber wealthy clients who didn't want to proclaim his wealth I guess.
Its a stealth wealth car for sure. But its easier to maintain a white elephant than a Phaeton. This is one car which hardly sells, the company doesn't make a profit yet they still are persistent with this product.

The best part is, this is "THE" car to buy in used market for the depreciation is so high you will have enough cash balance to manage this car for another 10 years. It was rated actually as the best used car for 6 times less price that the new one. Not joking, for example in used market and in ebay there are cars for 11K USD This is by far the cheapest luxury car one can buy.

If you are one who says, i dont want, bentley, i dont want S series, i dont want the BMW 7 and yet i have enough cash to burn and buy something as luxurious as those above. VW Phaeton is the answer. And you can keep burning the cash throughout its life for its not a reliable car over the years.
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Fortunately, for the shareholders of the company, you are not in charge of pricing.

You cant just DEMAND unreasonable pricing according to your wishes! The Phaeton is a competitor to the A8, S class and the 7 series. Why in the world would they price it at E class levels?
I totally disagree, I mean look at the car, Look at the brand. VW doesn't appeal even to villagers as luxury brand in India. I can bet that even if you have that kind of money you wouldnt even be thinking about this car for that price tag. No wonder VW is not doing any numbers in cars higher than 25 lakh. beetle and tuareg, a big failure in India.
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