Next-gen VW Phaeton will be launched in the U.S. too image

Volkswagen is planning to launch the next generation of the Phaeton in the United States and the model will arrive there around 2015.

After a rumor appeared not too long ago which was saying that the next generation of the Volkswagen Phaeton is currently under development and the model will use an aluminum body structure, which will be translated into a lower weight and eventually into improved fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, the luxurious model is entering our news once again, this time with the guys at the announcing its U.S. debut.

“We are working on it now”, told Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, the company’s research and development boss. “This new car will be offered in the U.S.”

The revised Volkswagen Phaeton will target the Jaguar XJ and the model is expected to become more popular. The Phaeton left the United States auto market back in 2006 because it was too expensive so Volkswagen has a long way to go before proving the over-seas future customers that the upcoming model will be improved. Additional details on the new VW Phaeton generation are limited for the moment and will probably be announced over the following years.