Martin Winterkorn

VW to bring new models to U.S. more quickly

May 30, 2014 12:33 CET
VW Group is preparing to bring new and updated models from its namesake brand to the U.S. on a shorter time frame. The VW marque will introduce new products every five years, down from seven....
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VW CEO Winterkorn pledges growth in U.S., Brazil

May 13, 2014 12:24 CET
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said the automaker will redouble efforts to boost flagging sales in the United States as well as grow in Brazil as VW chases Toyota's global sales lead....
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VW's Scania bid succeeds, clears way for truck alliance

May 13, 2014 15:23 CET
Volkswagen secured enough backing to move forward with a 6.7 billion euro ($9.2 billion) bid for Scania, removing the last major obstacle to a nearly decade-long effort to forge an integrated heavy-trucks unit....
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VW Group says 4-month sales rise 6% to 3.2 million

May 13, 2014 13:04 CET
VW said it increased sales across its multi-brand group more than 6 percent in the first four months to over 3.2 million vehicles, a new record....
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VW says it expects new SUV to revitalize U.S. sales as it outlines 2018 strategy

6:28 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
Volkswagen AG plans to redouble efforts to boost flagging sales in the United States as well as grow in Brazil as Europe's largest automaker chases Toyota Motor Corp.'s global lead....
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PAUL MCVEIGH

China is key to Winterkorn's new strategy for VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
China looms large in Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn's thoughts as he prepares his new "Future Tracks" strategy for the automaker....
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VW's Winterkorn plans new strategy called Future Tracks

April 17, 2014 11:55 CET
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will unveil a new strategy for the automaker called Future Tracks by year end, a report said. The plan will set fresh profitability and sales goals, Winterkorn told Manager Magazin in an interview....
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VW to build plug-in hybrids with partner FAW in China, sources say

April 4, 2014 09:33 CET
VW Group plans to make plug-in hybrids with local partner FAW in China, company sources say. VW sees a big potential market as the country's leaders race to reduce hazardous levels of air pollution....
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VW seeks to open car plant in Thailand, sources say

April 2, 2014 10:08 CET
VW Group has applied to set up its first car plant in Thailand to help narrow the gap with Toyota in Southeast Asia, people familiar with the matter said. VW sees a "strong market opportunity" in the region CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch said last week....
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VW keeps to Russia growth plan as Europe weighs sanctions

March 20, 2014 16:52 CET
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says the carmaker will stick with ambitious expansion plans in Russia even as European leaders consider sanctions over the country's seizure of Crimea....
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Porsche SE has 2.61 billion euros available for acquisitions

March 19, 2014 14:12 CET
Porsche SE plans to spend the bulk of its 2.61 billion euro ($3.64 billion) cash pile on acquisitions beyond its controlling stake in Volkswagen Group....
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GABE NELSON

Fallout from Ukraine crisis weighs on VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
The Ukraine crisis has led to a sharp depreciation of the ruble, making imported cars more expensive for Russians. That is bad news for VW....
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Europe's price war wages on, top executives say

March 14, 2014 06:01 CET
Few auto executives predict that Europe's intense discounting battle has eased despite six straight months of sales increases in western Europe....
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VW Group targets 10 million sales this year

March 13, 2014 11:50 CET
VW Group may sell more than 10 million vehicles in 2014, four years earlier than planned, as the automaker expands its lineup in a bid to overtake Toyota as No. 1....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

VW, Toyota poised to make history

9:47 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
No automaker has sold 10 million vehicles in a single year but it's very likely that both Toyota and VW will surpass that milestone in 2014....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

VW, Toyota poised to make history

9:47 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
No automaker has sold 10 million vehicles in a single year but it's very likely that both Toyota and VW will surpass that milestone in 2014....
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GABE NELSON

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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