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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    The fact that the Phaeton was an expensive folly that showed the best and worst of Volkswagen at the time is, by now, not new information. But in a recent interview with Top Gear , VW’s head of design gave the world an insight into just how best-and-worst it was. Bischoff was, at the time...
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    The former Volkswagen chairman, Ferdinand Piech, reportedly died in hospital on Sunday night. The report comes from Germany’s Bild newspaper, according to which Piech was at a restaurant with his wife Ursula when he collapsed and had to be taken to hospital. The cause of death was not...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ferdinand Piech has had a long and illustrious, if ultimately controversial, career. From leading the team that created the legendary Audi Quattro to leading VW’s rise to one of the world’s largest automakers to maybe being responsible for Dieselgate, the Porsche descendent has done anything but...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Group board members Wolfgang Porsche and Hans Michael Piech have warned Bentley that it must post a profit in the coming years or risk facing consequences. Speaking to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wolfgang Porsche said that every VW Group brand must "generate a...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    After an extended battle with his family, Ferdinand Piëch has finally acquiesced to resign from the board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE and sell off his remaining shares. At 80 years of age, leaving VW Group’s parent company was probably long overdue for Piëch, but you can’t help but wonder...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    The internet rumor machine is exploding today after a report from Reuters indicated that Harley-Davidson has expressed interest in purchasing Ducati . The only source of this information is from anonymous Reuters sources. We contacted the Motor Company and were awarded exactly what we...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Porsche Automobil Holding SE has denied it intentionally misled investors over the severity of the VW emissions cheating crisis in 2015. With Volkswagen AG’s Chief Executive Officer Matthias Müller now personally caught up in the growing market manipulation investigation , it was only a matter...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Phaeton may be one of the greatest cars that no one bought and even fewer people understood. The German uber-sedan came to market loaded to the headliner with incredible features: Torsen-based all-wheel drive, two big engines in the U.S.: a V8 and a W12, aluminum body panels...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen and Audi are quietly looking to see if there’s any interest in buying their motorcycle brand, Ducati, according to a report from Reuters . The Volkswagen Group is reportedly trying to streamline operations, divesting itself of any non-essential assets and, by doing so, trying to...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    One of the preeminent figures within the European automotive industry is looking to get out of the family business. The former paterfamilias of Volkswagen AG, Ferdinand Piech, is looking to dump his stake of Porsche Automobil Holding SE and sever his remaining ties to VW. Piech’s shares would...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Former VW CEO Ferdinand Piech is refusing to testify in a German investigation of the government's role in the diesel emissions scandal following recently publicized comments that caused friction between he and his former company. It was recently reported that Piech told his successor, Martin...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ferdinand Piëch, former chairman of Volkswagen and grandson of Beetle creator Ferdinand Porsche, is in hot water with his former company. The ex-chairman resigned in April 2015 — five months before the diesel emissions scandal broke — after the company’s steering committee put his future to a...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    In a recent interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel, Hans Michel Piech and Wolfgang Porsche pledged to back senior Volkswagen management as the manufacturer attempts to make the all important shift from diesel to electric motors. The two families have clashed in the past, especially when former...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Editor's Note:Changes at the very top of the Volkswagen Group appear to be continuing as Volkswagen AG moved to permanently fill the Chairman position vacated by Ferdinand Piëch earlier this summer. Volkswagen has confirmed the new Chairman will be Hans Dieter Pötsch, formerly the group's...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Over the last couple weeks there has been a flurry of rumors, news reports, quotes from Volkswagen board members and lots of speculation by today's wonderful media that seems more bent on finding something meaty to talk about than actually reporting facts. It started with a quote in German...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    We were once told by a top executive at Audi that Germany’s Manager Magazin is where other top executives float ideas in the form of rumor. Whether or not then this means it is a floated idea or a line on actual happenings remains to be known, but a rumor this morning out of Germany is that...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    In 1939, Ferdinand Porsche purchased a summer home on the southern shore of Lake Worthersee, Austria. His grandson Ferdinand Piech still lives in the home, venturing to Reifnitz each May for an annual gathering of car enthusiasts. Yes, this is thatFerdiand Piech and yes, he goes to thatcar show...
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