VW profit jumps as core brand pushes cost cuts, models

VW Group's profit jumped to 4.55 billion euros ($5.34 billion) in the second quarter, helped by cost cuts and higher-margin new models at its core VW brand. The group's Porsche, Bentley, Skoda, Seat and Skoda brands showed healthy profits in the first half while Audi's earnings were flat.

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