News has emerged that the Volkswagen Phaeton, the flagship car of the Volkswagen brand is now available with discounts going up to Rs. 25 lakhs.  The car which was launched a little less than two years ago in India has failed to take off, probably due to the fact that in India VW is not seen as a premium brand like Mercedes Benz and BMW.  One assumes that it is a piled up inventory that has led to this discounting of the Phaeton’s price.