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  1. The Audi Lounge
    Audi could soon become charged with overseeing activities at Bentley if a report from Automobilewoche is correct. The move would see Audi control Bentley’s technological and financial activities as of 2021. With Audi already in charge of R&D for the Volkswagen empire, that would give it...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    It may surprise you to learn that until very recently, Volkswagen didn’t own 100% of Audi. It owned 99.64% of Audi. It may also surprise you to learn that VW was willing to pay 237 million euros (roughly $267 million) to buy up that last 0.26% of Audi. But it has and now owns exactly 100% of...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Group has made good on its promise to reshuffle its management structure, as Herbert Diess is now taking over from Matthias Mueller as CEO of the Volkswagen Group. Although it’s not quite clear where Mueller will go from here and who will replace Diess at the Volkswagen brand...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s management structure is set for some changes in the name of efficiency according to a new report from Reuters . The report alleges that the VW brand’s CEO, Herbert Diess, will replace Matthias Mueller as the CEO of the larger Volkswagen Group. Mueller was promoted from his role...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Every one of the Volkswagen Group’s 300 models will be offered with some form of electric assistance by 2030, according to CEO Matthias Müller, who spoke earlier today ahead of the Frankfurt motor show. Electrification will range from a 48-volt “mild-hybrid” system to a fully electric model...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    If you’re looking for excellent performance, execution, and layout from your car, look no further because VW’s got what you need. The results of J.D. Power’s latest APEAL study were just made public and the VW Group leads the way with the most wins (six) in individual categories and the top...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    With more than 920,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles sold in the month of June, the total for the year so far rises to 5.2 million vehicles after the first six months of 2017. June sales were 4.2% higher this year than they were in 2016, helping the Group outperform its year-to-date figure by 0.8%...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Group’s ability to repay debt has improved, according to UK-based credit rating agency Fitch Ratings. The agency raised the VW Group’s debt outlook to stable, from negative. It also reaffirmed the Group’s BBB+ long-term debt rating. Volkswagen had been rated at A, but with the...
  9. 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...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Group delivered 1.4% fewer cars around the globe this April than it did last year, leading to a drop of less than one percent for the year to date. With more than 840,000 vehicles sold across the Group this month, the total for the year now exceeds 3.3 million vehicles sold, down...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Group is in talks with Exxon Mobil and Gazprom to promote natural gas powered cars. Matthias Muller, VW's CEO, told Austria’s ORF radio recently that the three companies were in discussions about the alternative fuel, characterizing it as another way to reduce CO2 emissions...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although it has yet to publish detailed first quarter results, the Volkswagen Group has announced that its profits are up significantly higher than it projected. The high profits, it says, are thanks to the VW brand’s strong numbers. The VW brand is the biggest in the group, so the financial...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Despite the TDI scandal, Volkswagen AG managed to sell nearly 4% more cars in 2016 than they did the previous year. In all, the group delivered more than 10 million vehicles last year thanks to growing sales at nearly all brands. The year was a victory, in particular, for the Volkswagen brand...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen may see its recovery costs from the diesel car emissions scandal climb higher from a potential class-action lawsuit filed in Germany. German lawyers for U.S. law firm Hausfeld have filed the suit for one car owner that’s been designed to follow what’s worked in U.S. courtrooms...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    With plans to massively increase the number of electric vehicles it sells, the Volkswagen Group is reportedly admitting that it would make business sense to produce its own batteries. “If more than a quarter of our cars are to be electronic vehicles in the foreseeable future then we are going...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen brand plans to get rid of roughly 30,000 jobs by 2021 in a bid to save about $3.9 billion annually.  According to Reuters citing sources close to the matter, Volkswagen will let all of the employees go through attrition, as the company has agreed to no forced layoffs until...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Continuing on its path to recovery, the Volkswagen Group again saw sales increase this October. With a monthly increase 4.7%, sales for the year so far are now 2.6% higher than they were last year. China, again, is Volkswagen’s engine of growth. Sales there rose more than 16% in October with...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Vollkswagen’s single biggest market will be led by Stephan Woellenstein, the Group has announced. Woellenstein was previously the managin director and the Volkswagen brand and execituve vice president of FAW-Volkswagen Sales Co. In his new role as the CEO of Volkswagen China, Wollenstein will...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Worldwide sales dropped nearly 2% in July for the Volkswagen brand, leading to a 0.6% drop for the Group. Volkswagen still performed well in China, but that wasn't enough to offset a European drop in sales. Europeans bought 10% fewer Volkswagen Brand cars in July than they did a year ago and in...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    This year has not been Volkswagen AG’s best, but after six months of 2016, it is the world’s biggest automaker. The German automaker has delivered some 80,000 more vehicles than its closest competitor, Toyota. The news comes on the heels of a positive sales month for the Volkswagen brand. For...
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