Despite losing VW power battle, Piech's achievements are indisputableApril 17
Ferdinand Piech can look back at a lifetime of accomplishments that put Volkswagen Group on the path to becoming the world's largest automaker. An engineer, Piech rose to become VW Group's CEO and later chairman, along the way turning Audi into a rival to Mercedes and BMW. He rescued VW from the threat of bankruptcy and added brands such as Bentley and Bugatti.
VW weighs second EV platformMay 28, 2016
Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed.
VW Phaeton: A few facts on a failed experimentApril 4, 2016
On March 18, the last Volkswagen Phaeton rolled off the line at the company's “Transparent Factory” in Dresden, Germany, concluding a production run of nearly 15 years. Here are a few facts about the Phaeton.
VW to suspend production at showcase Phaeton plantDec. 17, 2015
VW mulls closure of showpiece Phaeton plant, report saysNov. 19, 2015
VW retools diesel strategy, plans electric pushOct. 13, 2015
Post-Piech, VW's Phaeton gets delayedAug. 31, 2015
VW delays revamp of Phaeton flagship in profit push, report saysAug. 21, 2015
Sources: VW Phaeton to get plug-in hybrid variantJune 22, 2015
Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept lands in ShanghaiApril 21, 2015
Volkswagen, continuing a march upmarket, unveiled the C Coupe GTE concept this week at the Shanghai auto show. Meant to be positioned between the Passat and the Phaeton if it goes into production, the C Coupe GTE concept is powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI gasoline engine connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with an electric motor integrated in the transmission housing providing extra power; electricity is stored in a 14.1 kWh lithium ion battery.