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.
A top EPA official says he is not satisfied with Volkswagen AG's efforts to improve accountability after the company's sweeping diesel emissions fraud and violations, a German newspaper reported Thursday.
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imaging, a head-up display projected directly onto the windshield, and a fully digital cockpit with two large screens, making the SUV the brand's most advanced model to date.
Volkswagen brand sales rose 4.5 percent in April to 28,794 on continued growth in the brand's lineup of crossovers, offsetting major declines in its sedan and hatchback lineup. Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to 102 months, with deliveries rising 2.1 percent to 19,104 vehicles on strength from its A5 sedan and Q3 crossover.
The Volkswagen Group launched a global creative agency review for its namesake brand as executives at the German auto giant look to centralize marketing control and improve VW's image in the wake of diesel emissions violations.
The Volkswagen Group plans to tweak the namesake VW brand's logo for the first time since 2012, as it prepares for the electric-vehicle era and tries to burnish an image tarnished by the diesel-cheating scandal.
Volkswagen tapped Herbert Diess to take over as CEO, replacing Matthias Mueller, and is creating six new business areas and a special portfolio for China, its largest market. It also is splitting its brands into three new vehicle groups: value, premium and super-premium nameplates.