Volkswagen has announced a number of revisions to the Phaeton luxury saloon, including making a blind-spot monitor available as an option for the first time.
This technology, currently available on the Touareg, monitors the area next to the car. It can also be used as a lane-changing aid with an audible alert and a small warning lamp in the wing mirrors to warn of the threat of collision.
The two other options new to the Phaeton are a rear-view camera and the powerful 1,000-watt Dynaudio soundpack which boasts a 12-channel digital amplifier and 12 speakers.
Eagle-eyed designers have also made some subtle and sophisticated adjustments to the exterior including a revised front grille featuring a three-dimensional Volkswagen roundel.
A range of new metallic paint finishes and three new alloy wheels, in 17-, 18- and 19-inch designs, have helped to complete the revamp.
The revised model is available to order now, with new cars arriving in the UK in January 2009.
If it is successful it is sure to impact on the used Volkswagen car market.
Written by Roxy Moran