BY esmina martins

Here's The 2nd-Gen Volkswagen Phaeton That could've been

20 years ago, Volkswagen released the Phaeton which enjoyed global success as a luxury vehicle...

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Lesser known is the fact that it was to be succeeded by a 2nd Gen Phaeton...

Volkwagen Phaeton/Google

what did this car look like

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Here's a look at the photos they've released

Due to the Volkswagen Emissions scandal, this car never made it to it's 2016 launch...

Volkwagen Phaeton/motor1

But now, we finally know more about it!

Volkwagen Phaeton/motor1

The sedan was designed to compete against the mid-2010's Mercedes and BMW models...

Volkwagen Phaeton/motor1

And it's safe to say that it's design would not be out of place even today

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The interior of the car  resembles the original save for the upholstery and curved glass display...

Volkwagen Phaeton/motor1

And the rears of the front seats have screens mounted on them for entertainment

Volkwagen Phaeton/motor1

Overall, it sports a much sharper look as well as sharper functions!

Volkwagen Phaeton/motor1

With this release of info, it may not be unrealistic to think that this design could perhaps return as an EV

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