Other VW News: The Phaeton Is Axed From The UK Market

Autocar reported this on the 4th of June but VW’s corporate website is strangely silent on this historic event.

Austrian politician Joerg Haider´s Phaeton: Daily Mail.co.uk
Austrian politician Joerg Haider´s Phaeton: Daily Mail.co.uk

They report the Stefan Sielaff is to become the new head of design at Bentley and that Scania is to test electrically powered trucks in real-life conditions. The UK car industry’s trade body the SMMT reported that 31 Phaetons had been registered in 2014, which if anything means they are rather exclusive. Autocar’s Steve Cropley posted a rueful blog on the topic, noting how Ferdinand Piëch summoned journalists to Finland to compare the four-wheel drive Phaeton with the Mercedes S-class and BMW 7 series. The rear wheel drive cars didn’t cope so well in the icy conditions but the journalists refused to Continue reading “Other VW News: The Phaeton Is Axed From The UK Market”