Volkswagen to Rival Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the 2017 Phaeton

by SpeedLux

One of the best automakers from the land of Germany, Volkswagen, is reportedly putting a lot of efforts into its upcoming Phaeton model. Now, details about the car are beginning to show up on the World Wide Web pages. For one, the car will reportedly be equipped with a semi-autonomous driving feature. Thanks to this technology in particular, the vehicle will be able to go places without anyone driving it, at least up to a speed of 60 km/h.

As reported by the Auto Motor und Sport, VW will be launching the next generation Phaeton model either in early 2017 or even earlier, in late 2016. The German automaker also claims that this will be the most comfortable car that customers can get in the segment. As a matter of fact, reports suggest that VW is trying as hard as it can in order to make the vehicle more comfortable when compared to such a luxurious car as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Although details may seem scarce at some points, the aforementioned magazine mentions that the vehicle is going to feature an advanced air suspension system. This suspension will make use of the onboard sensors and camera in order to detect road imperfections, if any. Then, it will respond appropriately so as to make sure that the passengers inside the car will have a smooth ride no matter the road conditions.

Last but not least, speaking of the semi-autonomous driving feature the vehicle is going to have, chances are, VW will offer an overriding function as well. However, nothing has become official yet for the German automaker is still trying hard to keep its lips tightly sealed for as long as it can. Yet again, perhaps we won’t have to wait too long, keeping in mind that most automakers are revealing more and more future models ahead of the upcoming NAIAS event.

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