I think so or at least not by the 2018-19 timeframe suggested.
I figured the new Phaeton would flop like the last one because no one sees VW as a premium brand, especially after they pushed so hard to be a cheap brand chasing numbers instead of quality and value like the rest of the market.
Now they have this whole diesel thing to deal with marring their image. The fines and recalls will put more than a small dent in their coffers as well taking money away from niche cars like the Phaeton.
What are your thoughts?