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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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini-Bentley SUV rivalry exposes VW's cutthroat brand strategy

Sept. 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Lamborghini's race with Bentley to build the world's most expensive SUV reflects the competition among VW's 12 brands.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini-Bentley SUV rivalry exposes VW's cutthroat brand strategy

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Lamborghini's development maestro, Maurizio Reggiani, resigned himself to weeks of sleeping on the shop floor after parent Volkswagen Group pulled the planned debut of his SUV in favor of one from corporate cousin Bentley. Lamborghini's fight to defend its dream factory -- and prevent Bentley from winning the race to build the world's most expensive SUV -- reflects VW's system of orchestrating competition among its 12 brands to keep them focused and hungry.... Read More »

 

VW's Piech rebuffs claim he will quit as chairman, report says

3:06 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2013
VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech has rejected a newspaper report that says he plans to step down from his post in the coming months for health reasons.... Read More »

 

VW's Piech rebuffs claim he will quit as chairman, report says

Sept. 6, 2013 09:06 CET
VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech has rejected a newspaper report that says he plans to step down from his post in the coming months for health reasons.... Read More »

 

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VW bets big on CNG

Aug. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
VW Group is hoping its new TGI engine will match the success of its TDI powerplants. The automaker will use TGI on its new bi-fuel models that can run on both compressed natural gas and gasoline, starting with a variant of the VW Golf.... Read More »

 

VW Phaeton will return to the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
Volkswagen plans to offer a redesigned version of the Phaeton luxury sedan in the United States.... Read More »

 

VW chief commits to SUV for U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Volkswagen AG remains committed to a mid-sized SUV for U.S. customers, CEO Martin Winterkorn told the brand's U.S. dealers during a closed-door meeting.... Read More »

 

Winterkorn stands by mid-sized SUV plan for U.S. market

3:49 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
Volkswagen AG remains committed to selling a mid-sized SUV to customers in the United States, CEO Martin Winterkorn told the brand's dealers today during a closed-door meeting in a suburb of Washington.... Read More »

 

Winterkorn stands by mid-sized SUV plan for U.S.

July 11, 2013 21:49 CET
Volkswagen remains committed to selling a mid-sized SUV to customers in the United States, CEO Martin Winterkorn said.The automaker needs to "take initiative" in that crucial segment of the U.S. car market, he said.... Read More »

 

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Winterkorn says VW Group will top 10 million sales before 2018

July 2, 2013 06:15 CET
Martin Winterkorn faced widespread skepticism when he said Volkswagen Group would sell 10 million cars a year by 2018, making it the world's largest automaker. Now the CEO says the company will reach its volume target earlier than planned.... Read More »

 

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Time for a new target at VW Group?

July 1, 2013 06:01 CET
Rapid growth at Volkswagen Group has the CEO of Europe's largest automaker convinced that the company will not only be the first automaker to sell 10 million cars in a year, it will do so ahead of his target year of 2018. Martin Winterkorn shared this bold prediction during a recent interview.... Read More »

 

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VW boss thinks he'll beat his 2018 target for 10 million sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
Rapid growth at Volkswagen Group has convinced CEO Martin Winterkorn that the company not only will be the first automaker to sell 10 million cars in a year but will do so before his target of 2018.... Read More »

 

Audi sees sedan becoming best-selling A3 variant

June 12, 2013 09:19 CET
Audi says it expects half of future A3 customers will opt for its new sedan variant after the model goes on sale in the third quarter.... Read More »

 

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VW extends lead in common architectures -- but there are risks

June 6, 2013 06:01 CET
Automakers are fast-tracking flexible architectures to underpin multiple models across different brands and segments to catch up with VW Group's modular platform development strategy. Common platforms reduce costs and streamline new car development but bring risks as well as rewards, industry insiders say.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen said to favor China's FAW for budget brand

May 14, 2013 15:34 CET
Volkswagen favors launching a planned budget brand in China with local joint-venture partner FAW, sources said. VW aims to introduce the low-cost marque in about three years and may eventually expand it to more than one model.... Read More »

 

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