Volkswagen Phideon Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

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German carmaker Volkswagen has revealed the Phideon luxury sedan ahead of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Volkswagen Phideon is based on the same platform as the Audi A6 and will go on sale in China, this October.

The Volkswagen Phideon will be based above the magotan, which is currently being sold in China. The Magotan is closely related to the US spec Volkswagen Passat.

Klaus Bischoff, the Design Head of Volkswagen says that the front styling of the Volkswagen Phideon will influence the design of future luxury cars made by Volkswagen, including the second generation Phaeton. Also, the Phideon, according to Volkswagen is the most technologically advanced car made by the carmaker till date.

Power for the Volkswagen Phideon comes from a 3.0-litre, V6 petrol engine that develops 296bhp and 400Nm of torque. Power is delivered to all four wheels. The car will also be offered with a turbocharged, 2.0-litre engine with a front wheel drive. Also, a hybrid version of the Phideon is expected to make a debut at the Beijing Motor Show.

Some of the features the Volkswagen Phideon has are head-up display unit, camera based night vision, an area view system with four wide angle cameras, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning, and smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. The Volkswagen Phideon also shares the same electrical architecture as the Audi A6 and A8.

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Story first published: Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 10:18 [IST]
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