VW Phaeton Facelift

We capture the freshened-up VW Phaeton testing in the desert

Although the engineers tried to hide this pre-production Phaeton from our prying eyes and digital cameras, we managed to get a half dozen shots of this refreshed Phaeton doing a few very quick desert runs.

By the looks of these photos, it appears Volkswagen will give the Phaeton one more refresh before the next-generation Phaeton rolls around in a few years time.

Up front, the Phaeton will get a new front bumper, grille and headlight-units. In back, changes appear limited to slightly re-designed taillamps. There were rumors of a large V10 TDi motor for the Phaeton, but so far we don't have any solid evidence of that.

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