VW plans to shrink European dealer network, launch online salesOct. 10
VW will sell U.S.-sourced Atlas SUV in RussiaNov. 21, 2016
VW will export the Atlas large SUV to Russia from the U.S. starting at the end of next year, a source close to the company told Automotive News Europe. The executive said the Altas will be offered in Russia with a 2.0-liter diesel engine. The source said it is unlikely that the SUV will be sold in Western Europe.
VW to export Atlas from U.S. to RussiaNov. 28, 2016
VW brand Oct. global sales rise 4%, driven by ChinaNov. 11, 2016
VW's U.S. dealers confront execs with reality in showroomsMarch 28, 2016
To head off a mutiny, Alan Brown, chairman of the Volkswagen National Dealer Advisory Council, and two others on the dealer council brought their concerns directly to VW: the automaker needs to sell 500,000 units annually for a healthy dealer network.
VW brand sales fell 5% globally in FebruaryMarch 11, 2016
VW launches new ad campaign without 'Das Auto' sloganFeb. 5, 2016
Volkswagen is launching an advertising campaign in Europe this month that will also roll out globally aimed at winning back trust and sales lost through its diesel emissions-cheating scandal. The campaign drops the slogan "Das Auto" previously used by the automaker in its marketing.
VW taps Mueller as CEO; Horn keeps U.S. job; Skoda's Vahland steers new N.A. unitSept. 25, 2015
Volkswagen named Porsche boss Matthias Mueller CEO and tapped Skoda chief Winfried Vahland to oversee a newly created North American business unit in a sweeping overhaul triggered by the company's diesel emissions scandal. Michael Horn, strongly defended by U.S. dealers, will remain head of VW in the United States.