Volkswagen's top managers must commit to faster decision-making and working more closely together to push the company firmly beyond a diesel-emissions scandal and maintain its industry leadership amid wrenching technological change, CEO Herbert Diess told 400 top managers.
Audi introduced the production version of its new crossover, the Audi Q8, during a brand summit in Shenzen, China, featuring a suite of new technology features, with plans for an autonomous parking system.
The Volkswagen brand's U.S. sales rose 4 percent in May, powered by new and redesigned crossovers. Audi deliveries inched higher, fueled by sales of the A4 sedan and Q5 crossover, extending the luxury brand's streak of year-over-year sales gains to 103 months.
Volkswagen plans to reinstate its chief lobbyist, Thomas Steg, who was suspended while the company investigated his role in tests that exposed monkeys and humans to toxic diesel fumes, a German newspaper reported.