Martin Winterkorn

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Fallout from Ukraine crisis weighs on VW

4:09 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
Because Volkswagen is one of the biggest players in Eastern Europe's car market, the political instability in Ukraine that led to the Russian occupation of Crimea is a real problem....
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VW rethinks Skoda and Seat strategy in mass-market struggle

March 6, 2014 10:51 CET
Volkswagen Group is striking out in a new direction to boost the image and appeal of its Skoda and Seat brands, moving Skoda more upmarket while refocusing Seat on Europe after a failed China export strategy....
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China's Qoros challenges Europeans on home turf

March 6, 2014 10:54 CET
Chinese automaker Qoros is out to challenge VW, PSA and other Europeans on their home turf, signaling a broader push by the country's car manufacturers to target Western customers....
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VW CEO Winterkorn bullish on T-ROC's future

March 6, 2014 06:01 CET
VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn is bullish about the future of the automaker's T-ROC concept, which shows what the automaker believes would fit between the Tiguan compact SUV and its planned subcompact SUV....
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VW calms dealers, charts 'next big step'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Michael Horn is new enough to his U.S. assignment that he's still looking for a permanent home in suburban Washington for his family....
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VW offers former Mercedes exec Renschler big budget to be trucks chief, report says

Jan. 31, 2014 11:22 CET
Volkswagen is offering former Mercedes production chief Andreas Renschler a substantial budget to bring in more people to push integration among its three commercial vehicles brands, sources said....
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VW's Piech, Winterkorn staying at least until 2018, labor chief says

Jan. 22, 2014 16:20 CET
VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech and CEO Martin Winterkorn will probably stay at the automaker until 2018, said Bernd Osterloh, head of VW's works council....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Winterkorn humbled by U.S. struggles?

4:02 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
VW CEO Martin Winterkorn sounded uncharacteristically humble when he said that “America is the world's toughest auto market.” Tougher than Europe? For VW brand, the answer is yes....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Winterkorn humbled by U.S. struggles?

4:02 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
VW CEO Martin Winterkorn sounded uncharacteristically humble when he said that “America is the world's toughest auto market.” Tougher than Europe? For VW brand, the answer is yes....
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2013 LISTS OF 10

Game changers in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
These men and women shook up the industry in the past year....
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VW group sales rise 4% boosted by China, U.S. demand

Dec. 13, 2013 12:21 CET
Volkswagen's group vehicle sales rose by 4 percent in November as strong China and U.S. demand helped offset a flat Europe. The group's 11-month volume is 8.68 million as the automaker aims for record sales of 9.5 million this year....
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Daimler to name ex-BMW CEO Pischetsrieder to supervisory board, report says

Dec. 12, 2013 09:41 CET
Daimler will name Bernd Pischetsrieder, a former CEO of rival premium carmaker BMW, to its supervisory board next year, a German business newspaper reported....
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Volkswagen sees European markets stabilizing

Nov. 15, 2013 12:39 CET
Volkswagen said the markets in several European countries are stabilizing after reporting that 10-month group sales rose 5 percent to 7.85 million vehicles....
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Power play: 3 auto guys are in the mix

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Last week Forbes issued its list of the world's "most powerful people," 72 in all, and found spots for three car guys. The magazine calls it "an annual snapshot of the heads of state, financiers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who truly rule the world."...
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VW's rise to global No. 1 remains elusive as U.S. sales disappoint

Oct. 31, 2013 06:34 CET
Two years after VW began its latest push to become a major contender in the U.S. car market, local automakers are hitting back hard, hampering VW's bid to be the world's best-selling carmaker....
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BMW joins VW in public support of German electric-vehicle goal

Oct. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW has joined VW in backing the German government's goal to have 1 million electric cars on the country's roads by 2020....
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Volkswagen Group opens Skoda plant in China

Oct. 25, 2013 12:58 CET
Volkswagen has opened a plant in Ningbo in southeast China. The factory will build the Skoda Superb and later add VW and Skoda compact cars....
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VW's Winterkorn says Germany's 1 million electric-car goal is achievable

Oct. 24, 2013 06:01 CET
VW CEO Martin Winterkorn said the German government's goal to have 1 million electric cars on the country's roads by 2020 can be achieved if hybrids are included....
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VW opens new 300,000-unit plant in China to make Golf

Sept. 25, 2013 08:34 CET
VW Group opened a new factory today in southern China to build the Golf. The plant has an initial capacity to make 300,000 units a year, a number that VW says will double in the mid-term....
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Volkswagen opens China factory with 300,000 unit annual capacity

2:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2013
Volkswagen opened a new factory today in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong as part of a $13.2 billion investment in the country....
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VW considers raising stake in China joint venture, report says

Sept. 15, 2013 17:12 CET
Volkswagen is considering increasing its stake in its joint venture with China's FAW Group, VW CEO Martin Winterkorn told a German newspaper....
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VW targets profit boost amid uncertainty on Europe's recovery

Sept. 12, 2013 10:11 CET
Volkswagen plans to boost profitability at its mass-market brands by seeking higher profit margins through expansion outside Europe and a wider sharing of parts to cut costs....
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VW's Winterkorn says Europe should close 10 factories

Sept. 11, 2013 08:14 CET
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said the European auto industry needs to close around 10 factories to reduce overcapacity caused by the region's slumping car market....
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2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Volkswagen considers 40 electric, hybrid vehicles in green push

Sept. 10, 2013 11:34 CET
Volkswagen has outlined plans to offer as many as 40 electric or hybrid vehicles, 14 of which will be available by next year....
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Piech says he will remain VW chairman until 2017

Sept. 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Ferdinand Piech said he will remain as VW Group chairman until 2017 when his contract runs out. "I'm feeling good," he said....
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