Volkswagen has announced to launch its royal sedan variant the Volkswagen Phaeton in India. The automaker entered the high-end luxury segment in India after launching this sedan in India at the 2010 Auto Expo held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The luxury sedan will be build on the same platform which is used to build Audi A8. The Phaeton is in every respect an extraordinary class of car. Built virtually by hand at the Transparent Factory in Dresden, it features the finest materials, innovative technologies, outstanding design and extraordinary levels of comfort.
Volkswagen Phaeton will be launched in both petrol & diesel variants with an excellent combination of designing and technology.Both the variants of Volkswagen Phaeton will have automatic transmission option. The diesel variant is loaded with 3.0L, V6 TDI diesel engine with six speed manual transmission gearbox producing 240PS of maximum power. The petrol variant will be equipped with 6.0L, W12 petrol engine with five speed automatic transmission gearbox that produces 450PS of maximum power.