The Truth About Cars » martin winterkorn http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » martin winterkorn http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com TTAC News Round-up: Winterkorn Appears on BI Top 15 List, Oil Near 11-Year Low (Again), and Jeep Goes Online in India http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-winterkorn-appears-bi-top-15-list-oil-near-11-year-low-jeep-goes-online-india/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-winterkorn-appears-bi-top-15-list-oil-near-11-year-low-jeep-goes-online-india/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253145 Where do you end up if you’re the former CEO of a company guilty of cheating diesel emissions tests, the fallout of which wipes out billions of dollars of value from said company? Business Insider’s “The 15 biggest career crashes of 2015″ list, of course. That, and Nissan prices the new Sentra, oil is still on a well-lubricated […]

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Where do you end up if you’re the former CEO of a company guilty of cheating diesel emissions tests, the fallout of which wipes out billions of dollars of value from said company? Business Insider’s “The 15 biggest career crashes of 2015″ list, of course. That, and Nissan prices the new Sentra, oil is still on a well-lubricated […]

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Report: Volkswagen Knew Fuel Consumption Claims Were Bogus Last Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/report-volkswagen-knew-fuel-consumption-claims-were-bogus-last-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/report-volkswagen-knew-fuel-consumption-claims-were-bogus-last-year/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1231745 German newspaper Bild Am Sonntag (via Reuters) reported Sunday that engineers within Volkswagen knew more than one year ago that its cars didn’t meet reported fuel consumption and even pulled a model from sale because of the deception. Volkswagen admitted in October that 800,000 cars sold in Europe didn’t meet advertised fuel economy and that the […]

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German newspaper Bild Am Sonntag (via Reuters) reported Sunday that engineers within Volkswagen knew more than one year ago that its cars didn’t meet reported fuel consumption and even pulled a model from sale because of the deception. Volkswagen admitted in October that 800,000 cars sold in Europe didn’t meet advertised fuel economy and that the […]

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Winterkorn Resigns Post At Audi … Wait, He Still Had A Job At Audi? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/winterkorn-resigns-post-audi-wait-still-job-audi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/winterkorn-resigns-post-audi-wait-still-job-audi/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1218401 Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced Wednesday that he would resign his position as chairman of Audi’s supervisory board following revelations two months ago that those cars may have been illegally polluting, which threw the automaker into a tailspin. Winterkorn stepped down from his role as chairman from Volkswagen in September after the scandal broke and […]

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Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced Wednesday that he would resign his position as chairman of Audi’s supervisory board following revelations two months ago that those cars may have been illegally polluting, which threw the automaker into a tailspin. Winterkorn stepped down from his role as chairman from Volkswagen in September after the scandal broke and […]

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The Volkswagen Diesel Saga So Far http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/vw-diesel-saga-far/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/vw-diesel-saga-far/#comments Sun, 18 Oct 2015 22:30:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1178977 On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that its cars violated clean air standards by incorporating a “defeat device” that used engine management controls to cheat emissions tests. Since the EPA’s letter to VW, and subsequent order to recall nearly 482,000 Volkswagen cars, the scandal has deepened and developed with Volkswagen shedding […]

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On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that its cars violated clean air standards by incorporating a “defeat device” that used engine management controls to cheat emissions tests. Since the EPA’s letter to VW, and subsequent order to recall nearly 482,000 Volkswagen cars, the scandal has deepened and developed with Volkswagen shedding […]

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German Prosecutors Backtrack on Winterkorn Focus for Investigation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/german-prosecutors-backtrack-winterkorn-focus-investigation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/german-prosecutors-backtrack-winterkorn-focus-investigation/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1185842 German prosecutors on Thursday said they focused too quickly on former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and removed a statement from earlier this week that they were investigating the former executive for the scandal that has engulfed the German carmaker. In a statement by the Lower Saxony prosecutor’s office obtained by Automotive News Europe on Thursday, the office […]

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German prosecutors on Thursday said they focused too quickly on former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and removed a statement from earlier this week that they were investigating the former executive for the scandal that has engulfed the German carmaker. In a statement by the Lower Saxony prosecutor’s office obtained by Automotive News Europe on Thursday, the office […]

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German Prosecutors Investigating VW’s Former Chief Winterkorn http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/german-prosecutors-investigating-vws-former-chief-winterkorn/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/german-prosecutors-investigating-vws-former-chief-winterkorn/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1182906 A criminal complaint in Germany (that could have been filed by anyone) has prompted an investigation into whether former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn knew the automaker was selling cars with an illegal “defeat device” to fool emissions test, Reuters reported. Several complaints have been filed with German prosecutors, including one from within Volkswagen, according to […]

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A criminal complaint in Germany (that could have been filed by anyone) has prompted an investigation into whether former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn knew the automaker was selling cars with an illegal “defeat device” to fool emissions test, Reuters reported. Several complaints have been filed with German prosecutors, including one from within Volkswagen, according to […]

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Matthias Müller Will Take Over At Volkswagen, Vahland Becomes Horn’s Boss http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/matthias-muller-will-take-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/matthias-muller-will-take-volkswagen/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:04:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181162 Making official Friday what we’ve heard for a while (Der Tagesspiegel reported on Monday), Porsche CEO Matthias Müller will take the reigns at Volkswagen. Müller replaces Martin Winterkorn, who resigned after the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that 482,000 cars in the U.S. used an illegal “defeat device” to cheat emissions. In a statement Müller […]

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Making official Friday what we’ve heard for a while (Der Tagesspiegel reported on Monday), Porsche CEO Matthias Müller will take the reigns at Volkswagen. Müller replaces Martin Winterkorn, who resigned after the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that 482,000 cars in the U.S. used an illegal “defeat device” to cheat emissions. In a statement Müller […]

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Report: Matthias Müller to Take Over Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-matthias-muller-take-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-matthias-muller-take-volkswagen/#comments Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:30:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1180474 According to the Wall Street Journal, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller will take over as CEO at Volkswagen following Martin Winterkorn’s resignation Wednesday. Müller, who is 62 years old, took over as CEO of Porsche in 2010, where he expanded the sports car-maker’s lineup to include more crossover vehicles. Müller is a Volkswagen AG lifer: before […]

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller will take over as CEO at Volkswagen following Martin Winterkorn’s resignation Wednesday. Müller, who is 62 years old, took over as CEO of Porsche in 2010, where he expanded the sports car-maker’s lineup to include more crossover vehicles. Müller is a Volkswagen AG lifer: before […]

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Don’t Cry For Winterkorn Just Yet; Former CEO Could Get $67M Handshake http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/dont-cry-winterkorn-just-yet-former-ceo-get-67m-handshake/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/dont-cry-winterkorn-just-yet-former-ceo-get-67m-handshake/#comments Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1179874 Ousted Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn could receive up to $67 million after leaving the automaker on Wednesday, depending on how his exit pay is calculated. According to the Wall Street Journal, Winterkorn had amassed at least $34 million in his pension by 2014 (was stock included?) and his exit pay would be roughly two years of […]

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Ousted Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn could receive up to $67 million after leaving the automaker on Wednesday, depending on how his exit pay is calculated. According to the Wall Street Journal, Winterkorn had amassed at least $34 million in his pension by 2014 (was stock included?) and his exit pay would be roughly two years of […]

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BREAKING: VW Chief Winterkorn Resigns After Emissions Scandal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/breaking-vw-chief-winterkorn-resigns-after-emissions-scandal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/breaking-vw-chief-winterkorn-resigns-after-emissions-scandal/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:15:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1179041 Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced his resignation after an emergency meeting held Wednesday. Five supervisory board members met with Winterkorn on Wednesday ahead of a regularly scheduled meeting Friday. Winterkorn resigned five days after it was announced that 482,000 Volkswagens in the U.S. had illegal “defeat devices” that allowed them to cheat through emissions tests. It […]

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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced his resignation after an emergency meeting held Wednesday. Five supervisory board members met with Winterkorn on Wednesday ahead of a regularly scheduled meeting Friday. Winterkorn resigned five days after it was announced that 482,000 Volkswagens in the U.S. had illegal “defeat devices” that allowed them to cheat through emissions tests. It […]

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Volkswagen Board Holding Emergency Meeting Ahead of Planned Friday Conference http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-board-holding-emergency-meeting-ahead-planned-friday-conference/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-board-holding-emergency-meeting-ahead-planned-friday-conference/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:15:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1178889 Five senior members of Volkswagen’s supervisory board are meeting Wednesday to discuss the future for the automaker after stock prices have plummeted and the company has publicly acknowledged it cheated worldwide emissions tests, the BBC reported. The smaller Wednesday meeting is ahead of a regularly scheduled full board meeting Friday, where members are expected to […]

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Five senior members of Volkswagen’s supervisory board are meeting Wednesday to discuss the future for the automaker after stock prices have plummeted and the company has publicly acknowledged it cheated worldwide emissions tests, the BBC reported. The smaller Wednesday meeting is ahead of a regularly scheduled full board meeting Friday, where members are expected to […]

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BREAKING: Winterkorn To Be Replaced By Porsche CEO Matthias Müller on Friday (UPDATE 1) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/breaking-winterkorn-to-be-replaced-by-porsche-ceo-matthias-muller-on-friday/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/breaking-winterkorn-to-be-replaced-by-porsche-ceo-matthias-muller-on-friday/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:10:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1177626 After Volkswagen admitted to gaming emissions tests with software containing a “defeat device”, German publication Der Tagesspiegel (via Jalopnik) is reporting that Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will be replaced at the end of the week by Porsche CEO Matthias Müller. The German outlet — the name of which translates to “The Daily Mirror” — reportedly gained the […]

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After Volkswagen admitted to gaming emissions tests with software containing a “defeat device”, German publication Der Tagesspiegel (via Jalopnik) is reporting that Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will be replaced at the end of the week by Porsche CEO Matthias Müller. The German outlet — the name of which translates to “The Daily Mirror” — reportedly gained the […]

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Billions Erased From Volkswagen’s Value In Stock Slide http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/billions-erased-volkswagens-value-stock-slide/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/billions-erased-volkswagens-value-stock-slide/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176842 More than $17 billion has been erased Monday from Volkswagen’s value in shareholders’ eyes as the company awaits more fallout from news that the company cheated through emissions tests. Volkswagen’s stock dropped more than 20 percent Monday after the German automaker announced it would stop sales of its diesel cars on Sunday. New CEO Martin […]

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More than $17 billion has been erased Monday from Volkswagen’s value in shareholders’ eyes as the company awaits more fallout from news that the company cheated through emissions tests. Volkswagen’s stock dropped more than 20 percent Monday after the German automaker announced it would stop sales of its diesel cars on Sunday. New CEO Martin […]

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Search For New VW Financial Officer Ongoing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/search-new-vw-financial-officer-ongoing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/search-new-vw-financial-officer-ongoing/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1169266 Volkswagen’s search for a new finance chief to fill the role vacated by new chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch is still going strong. While on the floor at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, Reuters asked CEO Martin Winterkorn if a successor had been found. Winterkorn said he would make an announcement when the issue was resolved, […]

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Volkswagen’s search for a new finance chief to fill the role vacated by new chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch is still going strong. While on the floor at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, Reuters asked CEO Martin Winterkorn if a successor had been found. Winterkorn said he would make an announcement when the issue was resolved, […]

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Report: Piech Basically Still Running Volkswagen Anyway http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-piech-basically-still-running-volkswagen-anyway/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-piech-basically-still-running-volkswagen-anyway/#comments Sat, 05 Sep 2015 15:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1161442 Reports out of Germany indicate that ousted chairman and current majority owner of Volkswagen’s parent group, Ferdinand Piech, may have tampered with the board nomination to replace him. Piech may have prevented current VW CEO Martin Winterkorn from becoming chairman after the two’s public feud ultimately resulted with Piech’s abrupt resignation in April, Reuters reported. If […]

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Reports out of Germany indicate that ousted chairman and current majority owner of Volkswagen’s parent group, Ferdinand Piech, may have tampered with the board nomination to replace him. Piech may have prevented current VW CEO Martin Winterkorn from becoming chairman after the two’s public feud ultimately resulted with Piech’s abrupt resignation in April, Reuters reported. If […]

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Volkswagen’s CFO Poetsch Will Likely Be Its Next Chairman http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagens-cfo-poetsch-will-likely-next-chairman/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagens-cfo-poetsch-will-likely-next-chairman/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:50:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1159530 Porsche Automobil Holding SE announced Thursday that it would propose its CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch to succeed Berthold Huber as chairman of Volkswagen’s supervisory board. The proposal was supported by Volkswagen AG. Huber was appointed interim chairman for the German automotive giant after Ferdinand Piech was ousted in a dustup among leadership. The announcement comes only a […]

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Porsche Automobil Holding SE announced Thursday that it would propose its CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch to succeed Berthold Huber as chairman of Volkswagen’s supervisory board. The proposal was supported by Volkswagen AG. Huber was appointed interim chairman for the German automotive giant after Ferdinand Piech was ousted in a dustup among leadership. The announcement comes only a […]

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Winterkorn Continuing At VW, But Maybe Not How He Wanted http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/winterkorn-continuing-vw-maybe-not-wanted/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/winterkorn-continuing-vw-maybe-not-wanted/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:43:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1158650 Volkswagen will extend its contract with CEO Martin Winterkorn through 2018, Automotive News is reporting, but that two-year deal may make him too old to succeed the man he ousted, Ferdinand Piech, who left the company last year after clashing with Winterkorn. At the end of Winterkorn’s contract, the man who led Volkswagen’s recent revolution in […]

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Volkswagen will extend its contract with CEO Martin Winterkorn through 2018, Automotive News is reporting, but that two-year deal may make him too old to succeed the man he ousted, Ferdinand Piech, who left the company last year after clashing with Winterkorn. At the end of Winterkorn’s contract, the man who led Volkswagen’s recent revolution in […]

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Volkswagen Introducing ‘Budget-Car Family’ By 2018 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/volkswagen-introducing-budget-car-family-by-2018/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/volkswagen-introducing-budget-car-family-by-2018/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1101537 Once upon a time, Volkswagen lived up to its name by providing a low-cost car for the people. Now, the automaker has plans to do so once more. CEO Martin Winterkorn told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag Sunday his company would bring “a budget-car family to market in 2018, with an SUV, saloon and hatchback,” […]

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Once upon a time, Volkswagen lived up to its name by providing a low-cost car for the people. Now, the automaker has plans to do so once more. CEO Martin Winterkorn told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag Sunday his company would bring “a budget-car family to market in 2018, with an SUV, saloon and hatchback,” […]

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BREAKING: Piëch Resigns Chairmanship, Winterkorn Continues as CEO at VW http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/breaking-piech-resigns-chairmanship-winterkorn-continues-ceo-vw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/breaking-piech-resigns-chairmanship-winterkorn-continues-ceo-vw/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:26:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1054273 While Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn wears bruises from the conflict, Ferdinand Piëch has paid the ultimate of price and resigned his chairmanship with immediate effect. According to Reuters, the ongoing row between CEO and Chairman at Volkswagen eased this past week, but when the group’s supervisory board put their support behind Winterkorn, the 78-year-old grandson of Ferry Porsche was […]

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While Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn wears bruises from the conflict, Ferdinand Piëch has paid the ultimate of price and resigned his chairmanship with immediate effect. According to Reuters, the ongoing row between CEO and Chairman at Volkswagen eased this past week, but when the group’s supervisory board put their support behind Winterkorn, the 78-year-old grandson of Ferry Porsche was […]

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Volkswagen Takes Silver In Quarterly Sales Amid Lingering Leadership Battle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/volkswagen-takes-silver-quarterly-sales-amid-lingering-leadership-battle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/volkswagen-takes-silver-quarterly-sales-amid-lingering-leadership-battle/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1052129 While the dust-up between chairman Ferdinand Piëch and CEO Martin Winterkorn lingers on, Volkswagen looks to take silver on the global sales podium in 2015. Amid reports from German press agency dpa regarding Piëch’s desire to replace Winterkorn with either Porsche’s Matthias Mueller or Skoda’s Winfried Vahland prior to VW’s annual shareholder meeting early next […]

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While the dust-up between chairman Ferdinand Piëch and CEO Martin Winterkorn lingers on, Volkswagen looks to take silver on the global sales podium in 2015. Amid reports from German press agency dpa regarding Piëch’s desire to replace Winterkorn with either Porsche’s Matthias Mueller or Skoda’s Winfried Vahland prior to VW’s annual shareholder meeting early next […]

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VW Group Board Supporting Winterkorn In Leadership Conflict http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/vw-group-board-supporting-winterkorn-leadership-conflict/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/vw-group-board-supporting-winterkorn-leadership-conflict/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1050873 VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn gained a few key supporters in the leadership conflict between he and chairman Ferdinand Piëch. The company’s six-member supervisory board’s leadership committee met with Piëch in his office in Austria last week to declare their support, according to Autoblog, following similar actions made by Wolfgang Porsche, Volkswagen’s global works council, […]

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VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn gained a few key supporters in the leadership conflict between he and chairman Ferdinand Piëch. The company’s six-member supervisory board’s leadership committee met with Piëch in his office in Austria last week to declare their support, according to Autoblog, following similar actions made by Wolfgang Porsche, Volkswagen’s global works council, […]

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Volkswagen Gearing Up For Battle Over CEO Position http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/volkswagen-gearing-battle-ceo-position/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/volkswagen-gearing-battle-ceo-position/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:30:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1043418 Disparaging remarks uttered by Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech have led to speculation that the legendary auto exec is positioning himself to oust VW’s current CEO, Martin Winterkorn, a one-time ally of Piech who has overseen substantial growth during his tenure. Under Winterkorn’s leadership, VW Group’s sales and profits have both increased dramatically, and the automotive […]

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Disparaging remarks uttered by Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech have led to speculation that the legendary auto exec is positioning himself to oust VW’s current CEO, Martin Winterkorn, a one-time ally of Piech who has overseen substantial growth during his tenure. Under Winterkorn’s leadership, VW Group’s sales and profits have both increased dramatically, and the automotive […]

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Daimler, Volkswagen Urge Independence From Google Data Platform http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/daimler-volkswagen-urge-independence-google-data-platform/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/daimler-volkswagen-urge-independence-google-data-platform/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=939705 Google knows what you’re thinking. If you decide to search for brown diesel manual station wagons that bring out your inner American, Google will auto-complete that very phrase as one of its suggested searches as soon as you type out the word “bro.” Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG aren’t too thrilled with this electric eye’s […]

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Google knows what you’re thinking. If you decide to search for brown diesel manual station wagons that bring out your inner American, Google will auto-complete that very phrase as one of its suggested searches as soon as you type out the word “bro.” Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG aren’t too thrilled with this electric eye’s […]

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European Auto Execs Warn Too Stringent CO2 Regs Could Kill Local Industry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/european-auto-execs-warn-stringent-co2-regs-kill-local-industry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/european-auto-execs-warn-stringent-co2-regs-kill-local-industry/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=927626 While hot hatches and hypercar hybrids caught the attention of everyone at the 2014 Paris Auto Show, senior executives for some of Europe’s major automakers warned all who would listen that potentially stronger greenhouse-gas regs could prove “fatal” to the European auto industry. The Detroit Bureau reports European Union legislatures are considering issuing targets of […]

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While hot hatches and hypercar hybrids caught the attention of everyone at the 2014 Paris Auto Show, senior executives for some of Europe’s major automakers warned all who would listen that potentially stronger greenhouse-gas regs could prove “fatal” to the European auto industry. The Detroit Bureau reports European Union legislatures are considering issuing targets of […]

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Piech Will Remain VW Group Chairman Until “At Least” 2017, Winterkorn Not Troubled By Recent Departures http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piech-will-remain-vw-group-chairman-until-at-least-2017-winterkorn-not-troubled-by-recent-departures/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piech-will-remain-vw-group-chairman-until-at-least-2017-winterkorn-not-troubled-by-recent-departures/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:47:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=516881 Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the Volkswagen Group, repeated his denial of a report last week in the German Handelsblatt newspaper that he would step down for health reasons in the next few months and be replaced by VW CEO Martin Winterkorn. Piech furthermore said that he will at least serve out the full term of […]

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Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the Volkswagen Group, repeated his denial of a report last week in the German Handelsblatt newspaper that he would step down for health reasons in the next few months and be replaced by VW CEO Martin Winterkorn. Piech furthermore said that he will at least serve out the full term of […]

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