VW is already working on the next-generation VW Phaeton for 2015.
Word is that the new one, internally dubbed the VW631, will be completely new and based on Audi/Volkswagen AG’s new MLM Evo modular platform. It will also feature an aluminum-intensive body with a more advanced layout and less nose-heavy characteristics.
The new Phaeton is slated to be positioned between the A6 and the A7. Powertrain options are still being planned, but rumor has it that the new Phaeton will be powered by a four-cylinder, a hybrid powertrain and two options of high-output six-cylinders.
What should also be noted is that Volkswagen is planning for several body variants of the Phaeton, which may include a “four-door coupe” version, a five-door hatch version a la Audi A7 and a Jaguar Vanden Plas-like elegant and luxurious Super-Variant.