The Truth About Cars » piech 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 » piech http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Blonde Power: Piech Puts Wife In Control http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/blonde-power-piech-puts-wife-in-control/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/blonde-power-piech-puts-wife-in-control/#comments Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:57:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484102   Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech solidifies his and the Piech-Porsche clan’s control of Europe’s largest carmaker by placing his wife in positions of power. A year after taking a seat on Volkswagen’s supervisory board, Ursula Piech will be up for certain election to Audi’s supervisory panel at the annual shareholders’ meeting on May 16, Reuters […]

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  Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech solidifies his and the Piech-Porsche clan’s control of Europe’s largest carmaker by placing his wife in positions of power. A year after taking a seat on Volkswagen’s supervisory board, Ursula Piech will be up for certain election to Audi’s supervisory panel at the annual shareholders’ meeting on May 16, Reuters […]

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Ursula Piech Joins Volkswagen Board http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gentlemen-prefer-blondes-urusla-piech-joins-volkswagen-board/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gentlemen-prefer-blondes-urusla-piech-joins-volkswagen-board/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:19:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440927 Last week, Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech celebrated his 75th birthday. Yesterday, the presents arrived. Volkswagen bought the maker of Piech’s motorcycle, Ducati. Piech’s contract as chairman was extended by 5 years. And a buxom blonde received a seat on the board: Piech’s wife Ursula. When Piech took over as CEO of Volkswagen in 1992, he […]

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Last week, Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech celebrated his 75th birthday. Yesterday, the presents arrived. Volkswagen bought the maker of Piech’s motorcycle, Ducati. Piech’s contract as chairman was extended by 5 years. And a buxom blonde received a seat on the board: Piech’s wife Ursula. When Piech took over as CEO of Volkswagen in 1992, he […]

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Patriarch Piech Pursues Porsche For Personal Reasons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/patriarch-piech-pursues-porsche-for-personal-reasons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/patriarch-piech-pursues-porsche-for-personal-reasons/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:39:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427813 Volkswagen does not own Porsche yet. For all intents and purposes, however, Porsche is part of Volkswagen. Volkswagen executives give orders from Porsche board seats. Porsche engineers need to consult Volkswagen Group R&D departments. Insular solutions at Porsche require a written permission from Wolfsburg. “Actually, Piech and his minion, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, could leave […]

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Volkswagen does not own Porsche yet. For all intents and purposes, however, Porsche is part of Volkswagen. Volkswagen executives give orders from Porsche board seats. Porsche engineers need to consult Volkswagen Group R&D departments. Insular solutions at Porsche require a written permission from Wolfsburg. “Actually, Piech and his minion, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, could leave […]

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Suzuki Soapu Opera: Will They or Won’t They? Piech Faltering? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/suzuki-soapu-opera-will-they-or-won%e2%80%99t-they-piech-faltering/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/suzuki-soapu-opera-will-they-or-won%e2%80%99t-they-piech-faltering/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:49:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411674   Will they or won’t they? That’s currently the talk amongst Germany’s auto execs. “They” are Volkswagen and Suzuki. And “will” refers to taking over Suzuki against its will. Yesterday, Der Spiegel, reported that Volkswagen is no longer barred from taking over Suzuki if Suzuki cancels its contract. Der Spiegel, of course, heard that from […]

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  Will they or won’t they? That’s currently the talk amongst Germany’s auto execs. “They” are Volkswagen and Suzuki. And “will” refers to taking over Suzuki against its will. Yesterday, Der Spiegel, reported that Volkswagen is no longer barred from taking over Suzuki if Suzuki cancels its contract. Der Spiegel, of course, heard that from […]

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Piech Still Has The Hots For Alfa http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/piech-still-has-the-hots-for-alfa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/piech-still-has-the-hots-for-alfa/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:53:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385735 Ferdi Piech is trying his hand at instigating a velvet revolution. He is dangling huge sales increases at Alfa in front of workers and customers, hoping that they string up Marchionne and ask Volkswagen to take over Alfa. Or something along these lines. Anyway, Piech said in Geneva that Volkswagen could nearly quadruple the annual […]

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Ferdi Piech is trying his hand at instigating a velvet revolution. He is dangling huge sales increases at Alfa in front of workers and customers, hoping that they string up Marchionne and ask Volkswagen to take over Alfa. Or something along these lines. Anyway, Piech said in Geneva that Volkswagen could nearly quadruple the annual […]

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Slow Suzuki Tests Piech’s Patience http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/slow-suzuki-tests-piech%e2%80%99s-patience/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/slow-suzuki-tests-piech%e2%80%99s-patience/#comments Fri, 10 Dec 2010 14:28:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=376495 Uh-oh. Septuagenarian Ferdinand Piech is expressing youthful impatience with octogenarian Osamo Suzuki. Volkswagen’s Chairman of the board “is reportedly irked at the slow progress of his firm’s alliance with Suzuki,” says The Nikkei [sub]. The reason? “A year after Suzuki and Volkswagen agreed on a capital and business tie-up, the track record of their partnership […]

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Uh-oh. Septuagenarian Ferdinand Piech is expressing youthful impatience with octogenarian Osamo Suzuki. Volkswagen’s Chairman of the board “is reportedly irked at the slow progress of his firm’s alliance with Suzuki,” says The Nikkei [sub]. The reason? “A year after Suzuki and Volkswagen agreed on a capital and business tie-up, the track record of their partnership […]

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Ferdinand Piech’s Last Will And Testament: Screw You http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/ferdinand-piech%e2%80%99s-last-will-and-testament-screw-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/ferdinand-piech%e2%80%99s-last-will-and-testament-screw-you/#comments Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:54:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=366190 If you are one of the richest car executives of the world, if you have “about twelve children. You never can tell for sure”, if those children are from four different women (I did not say wives), and if you are 73, you slowly start doing some estate planning.  That’s exactly what Ferdinand Piech, Emperor […]

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If you are one of the richest car executives of the world, if you have “about twelve children. You never can tell for sure”, if those children are from four different women (I did not say wives), and if you are 73, you slowly start doing some estate planning.  That’s exactly what Ferdinand Piech, Emperor […]

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Supreme Court Delights Piech And Porsche http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/supreme-court-delights-piech-and-porsche/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/supreme-court-delights-piech-and-porsche/#comments Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:45:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359726 The NRA, the Pope, Porsche and Piech, all eyes were on the Supreme Court for the last few days: Gun owners watched the Chicago case (right to arm bears upheld.) Accountants and CPAs monitored the treatment of their favorite boondoggle, a.k.a. Sarbanes-Oxley (upheld.) Rome said “oh my God” when they heard that a lawsuit that […]

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The NRA, the Pope, Porsche and Piech, all eyes were on the Supreme Court for the last few days: Gun owners watched the Chicago case (right to arm bears upheld.) Accountants and CPAs monitored the treatment of their favorite boondoggle, a.k.a. Sarbanes-Oxley (upheld.) Rome said “oh my God” when they heard that a lawsuit that […]

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Piech’s Privileged Porsche Plans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/piech%e2%80%99s-privileged-porsche-plans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/piech%e2%80%99s-privileged-porsche-plans/#comments Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:17:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359545 Germany’s Handelsblatt received  rare access to the usually secretive Porsche patriarch Piech. The Chairman of the Volkswagen Supervisory Board has big plans for his family’s company once Porsche has been assimilated. Here is an excerpt from his list of Porsche Plans: Porsche will get a smaller SUV, below the Cayenne, to compete with the likes […]

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Germany’s Handelsblatt received  rare access to the usually secretive Porsche patriarch Piech. The Chairman of the Volkswagen Supervisory Board has big plans for his family’s company once Porsche has been assimilated. Here is an excerpt from his list of Porsche Plans: Porsche will get a smaller SUV, below the Cayenne, to compete with the likes […]

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Suzuki, Ready To Get Married http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/suzuki-ready-to-get-married/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/suzuki-ready-to-get-married/#comments Sat, 05 Dec 2009 08:37:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338196 Today’s Nikkei [sub] agrees with the TTAC commentariat that Suzuki is overripe for a takeover. “Now that Suzuki has dissolved its joint venture assembly plant with General Motors Co. in Canada, the Japanese automaker, with its long presence in emerging markets and strength in subcompacts, appears an attractive partner for an alliance.” No kidding. As […]

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Today’s Nikkei [sub] agrees with the TTAC commentariat that Suzuki is overripe for a takeover. “Now that Suzuki has dissolved its joint venture assembly plant with General Motors Co. in Canada, the Japanese automaker, with its long presence in emerging markets and strength in subcompacts, appears an attractive partner for an alliance.” No kidding. As […]

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Volkswagen (Production) Über Alles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/volkswagen-production-uber-alles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/volkswagen-production-uber-alles/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2009 17:10:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=334979 The Guardian reports that in the first 9 months of 2009, Volkswagen/Porsche made 4.4 million cars whereas Toyota made 4 million. Naturally, the majority of VW’s growth has come from the area which is growing even faster than VW, China. But the lads from the Middle Kingdom weren’t the only modes of growth for Volkswagen. […]

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The Guardian reports that in the first 9 months of 2009, Volkswagen/Porsche made 4.4 million cars whereas Toyota made 4 million. Naturally, the majority of VW’s growth has come from the area which is growing even faster than VW, China. But the lads from the Middle Kingdom weren’t the only modes of growth for Volkswagen. […]

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