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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen will provide the Greek island of Astypalea with 1,000 electric vehicles in an effort to use the island as a testing ground for electric infrastructure. The group will provide police vehicles, emergency vehicles, buses, and fleet vehicles to the island, replacing its current fleet of...
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    Volkswagen Group has been looking at spinning off its ultra-lux brands. And Porsche's CFO said that the new group could be worth serious cash. "We would likely be viewed as a luxury goods manufacturer and the multiples are completely different compared with a normal premium brand," Lutz Meschke...
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    Volkswagen Group has announced that Audi Chair Rupert Stadler's contract has been terminated with the automaker. Stadler is currently in jail after being taken into custody by prosecutors in Munich. They suspected the then-current Audi exec of interfering into the criminal probe looking at the...
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    Volkswagen CFO Frank Witter didn't say no to the idea of selling shares in the company's luxury unit. A move that could add big value for VW Group investors. Witter was asked the question during a Bloomberg webinar last week. "It is a legitimate question, without a doubt," he said. Which isn't...
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    Road & Track recently released a list of all the cars it has ever tested that can accelerate to 60 mph in less than three seconds and 60% of them are made by the Volkswagen Group. The car industry today may be full of ludicrously fast cars that would put race cars from just a few years ago to...
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    Herbert Diess’ second week as CEO of the Volkswagen Group comes with the task of reporting a positive, if slightly less profitable than expected financial results for the first quarter of 2018. Deliveries for the first three months of 2018 rose steeply, with the Group delivering 7.4% more...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Volkswagen has reported record earnings in 2017. Or, as they have so eloquently put it, "systematic implementation of the strategy is paying off." The Volkswagen Group reported today that its earnings, deliveries, and profits were all up significantly for 2017, with some of those numbers...
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    With record growth in January for the Volkswagen brand and wild growth at Audi and SEAT, it was only reasonable that the Group would be doing well. With a total of 898,700 vehicles delivered across the whole VW Group, sales in January are up 10.1% as compared to last year. Sales were helped...
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    Although Volkswagen has yet to reveal its official numbers for 2017, the Group is expected to remain the world’s biggest automaker in 2017. A report from a German paper citing VW’s in-house estimates has the company delivering 10.7 million vehicles in 2017, which put it above Toyota (10.35...
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    If, in the not-so-distant future, you're riding in an autonomous Volkswagen Group vehicle, you'll have Aurora Innovations to thank. That's because today, the two firms announced a strategic collaboration to bring autonomous cars to the roads. The Palo Alto, California based technology firm...
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    But that’s okay because 995,900 is still more than 11% more vehicles than the Group sold in November in 2016. So all in all, that’s not a bad result. "November was a successful month for our core brands with a significant rise in deliveries,” said Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales at...
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    Yesterday VWVortex published the First Drive of the upcoming Jetta A7 and how it was accomplished under the tightest of security to make sure that we journalists didn't spoil all of VW's big surprises. But being forced to hand over our cameras, phones, and even our laptops (they have cameras...
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    When we were told the electric revolution was on its way, most of us probably assumed at least some of that vehicular renaissance would take place outside of China. But Asia is where all the hot EV action lives, so that’s where the money goes. Volkswagen, now promising one of the industry’s...
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    Cost cutting and increased sales have lead to a big earnings increase for Volkswagen in the third quarter of this year. The Volkswagen group reported that quarterly earnings before interest and taxes jumped to $5.01 billion from $4.3 billion a year ago. Operating profit, though, dropped 48...
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    Production of the Volkswagen Golf will be removed from Mexico and placed entirely in Europe beginning in 2019, according to Mexican automotive news website Al Volante . The Golf is currently assembled at Volkswagen's facility in the state of Puebla, approximately 85 miles east of Mexico City...
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    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...
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    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%...
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    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...
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