The German Car Blog found a report on German website "Speed Heads" indicating V-dub will be pulling its failing Phaeton sedan from the US market beginning in the 2007 model year. The reason is simple — the company wants to focus on the core cars of its struggling US franchise, the Jetta, Passat, Touareg and New Beetle, not on its $70,000 sales and branding mistake. If true, the report confirms rumors that have been swirling about for months. It also takes pressure off dealership sales staff, who can finally give up on all the corporate training films with titles like "How to Make Espresso" and "Kissing High-Net-Worth Ass: Is it Gauche to Use Tongue?"
New Volkswagen Coupe Is Official; Will Debut at SEMA '06 [internal]