The Chinese edition Autohome shared a series of photos of the updated sedan Volkswagen Phideon. Pictures of the exterior in various configurations “leaked” to the Network before the official premiere. Major changes in appearance can not wait: the differences came down to replacing the grille, bumpers and optics.
Volkswagen Phideon debuted in March 2016, but in the fifth year of the production cycle, the exterior is not obsolete, so the appearance is altered only slightly. Coarse grille with 18 eyelets gave way to parts with another figure, the front bumper is designed in the spirit of sportpaket R-Line, lights kept the structure, but has got chrome surround at the bottom.
Back improvements less: different pattern of lights, and the shape of the bumper. From dual decorative exhaust pipes not declined, although the 3.0-liter 300-horsepower six-cylinder engine in the range is no more – only 2.0-liter 224-horsepower (350 Nm) “turboservice” EA888 in combination with a 7-speed “robot” DSG.
Sedan Phideon remains the flagship model in the automobile the VW line-up: the length of trehobemnyh reaches 5074 mm, width 1893 mm height 1489 mm, and a wheelbase 3009 mm. Dimensions Phideon slightly inferior to the “global” predecessor Phaeton and competes in China with extended business sedans. Recall that Phideon built on the MLB platform and is virtually identical to Audi A6L.
Photos of the interior yet, but it is possible that Phideon get a more modern front fascia, similar in architecture to the one that is on the new van Viloran. The variability of the equipment of the sedan will remain among the options, all wheel drive, adaptive air suspension, cruise control, avtoparkova and elektroregulirovki chairs.
Probably the public premiere of the updated Volkswagen Phideon will be held in the coming weeks, and sales will begin in the fourth quarter of 2020. A large sedan will remain the prerogative of the Chinese market for export model outside of China, Volkswagen has no plans.