The Phaeton is a car made from the same mould as the first generation Touareg.
Before these two ground-braking cars arrived, the idea of a premium Volkswagen was unfathomable and the brand probably wouldn't be what it is today. Yet while the Touareg flourished and spawned offspring, the Phaeton remained a relative recluse, enjoyed only by the purest of fans. A replacement has long been speculated, but never materialized because the Germans simply couldn't build a solid case for their expensive four-door.
All that has changed, as the Phaeton seems to be on the fast track to production. A report published by Edmunds suggests the new Phaeton will take on American mid-size premium sedans like the famous Chrysler 300 and its rival from Ford, the Taurus.