The Truth About Cars » Strategie 2018 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +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 » Strategie 2018 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Volkswagen Faces Tough Times, Still Plans World Dominance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/volkswagen-faces-tough-times-still-plans-world-dominance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/volkswagen-faces-tough-times-still-plans-world-dominance/#comments Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:29:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486126 “The coming months will be anything but easy,” Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn told Reuters today at VW’s annual shareholders’ meeting. Nevertheless, he still plans to rule the world. Except for North America and China, all other regions carry “often significant uncertainty” Winterkorn said. At home in Europe, the market  would be “extremely weak” for the […]

The post Volkswagen Faces Tough Times, Still Plans World Dominance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
“The coming months will be anything but easy,” Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn told Reuters today at VW’s annual shareholders’ meeting. Nevertheless, he still plans to rule the world. Except for North America and China, all other regions carry “often significant uncertainty” Winterkorn said. At home in Europe, the market  would be “extremely weak” for the […]

The post Volkswagen Faces Tough Times, Still Plans World Dominance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/volkswagen-faces-tough-times-still-plans-world-dominance/feed/ 8
Strategie 2018: Bludgeoned Volkswagen Plans Counter-Attack http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/strategie-2018-bludgeoned-volkswagen-plans-counter-attack/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/strategie-2018-bludgeoned-volkswagen-plans-counter-attack/#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:20:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=448324   A few months ago, Volkswagen’s 2018 goal of world domination was in gripping distance. In a record run, and helped by tsunamis and floods, Volkswagen had finished 2011 as world’s second largest automaker after GM and before Toyota. Overtaking GM was seen as a matter of short time. Six months later, the advantage is […]

The post Strategie 2018: Bludgeoned Volkswagen Plans Counter-Attack appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  A few months ago, Volkswagen’s 2018 goal of world domination was in gripping distance. In a record run, and helped by tsunamis and floods, Volkswagen had finished 2011 as world’s second largest automaker after GM and before Toyota. Overtaking GM was seen as a matter of short time. Six months later, the advantage is […]

The post Strategie 2018: Bludgeoned Volkswagen Plans Counter-Attack appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/strategie-2018-bludgeoned-volkswagen-plans-counter-attack/feed/ 14
Wunderwaffe Diesel: Porsche Plans All-Out Assault On U.S. Soil http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/wunderwaffe-diesel-porsche-plans-all-out-assault-on-u-s-soil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/wunderwaffe-diesel-porsche-plans-all-out-assault-on-u-s-soil/#comments Sun, 04 Dec 2011 09:46:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421315 Despite still not having been amalgamated into the sprawling Volkswagen empire (blame the lawyers,) Porsche wants to do its share for Volkswagen’s all-out assault to the top. According to Strategie 2018, sorry, make that according to “Mach 18,” the Volkswagen empire wants to be on top in all respects before the decade ends. A small […]

The post Wunderwaffe Diesel: Porsche Plans All-Out Assault On U.S. Soil appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Despite still not having been amalgamated into the sprawling Volkswagen empire (blame the lawyers,) Porsche wants to do its share for Volkswagen’s all-out assault to the top. According to Strategie 2018, sorry, make that according to “Mach 18,” the Volkswagen empire wants to be on top in all respects before the decade ends. A small […]

The post Wunderwaffe Diesel: Porsche Plans All-Out Assault On U.S. Soil appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/wunderwaffe-diesel-porsche-plans-all-out-assault-on-u-s-soil/feed/ 12
Volkswagen Is Getting Worried http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/volkswagen-is-getting-worried/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/volkswagen-is-getting-worried/#comments Sat, 26 Nov 2011 13:11:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420081 In an interview with Germany’s Handelsblatt, Volkswagen’s CEO Martin Winterkorn said: „No question, 2012 will be come much tougher, particularly in Europe, and there especially in highly indebted countries like Italy or Spain.The market will shrink in 2012, and we will suffer from that. We expect the European market to get smaller next year. Also […]

The post Volkswagen Is Getting Worried appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
In an interview with Germany’s Handelsblatt, Volkswagen’s CEO Martin Winterkorn said: „No question, 2012 will be come much tougher, particularly in Europe, and there especially in highly indebted countries like Italy or Spain.The market will shrink in 2012, and we will suffer from that. We expect the European market to get smaller next year. Also […]

The post Volkswagen Is Getting Worried appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/volkswagen-is-getting-worried/feed/ 16
Volkswagen’s Winterkorn Will Stick Around. Strategie 2018 Soon OBE? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/volkswagen%e2%80%99s-winterkorn-will-stick-around-strategie-2018-soon-obe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/volkswagen%e2%80%99s-winterkorn-will-stick-around-strategie-2018-soon-obe/#comments Mon, 03 Jan 2011 14:07:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=379353 Volkswagen  extended Martin Winterkorn’s CEO contract for another five years, not that anyone doubted that they would do it. The now 63 year old Winterkorn has job security through 2016. In 2016, he’ll be 68, and if Volkswagen hasn’t caught up with Toyota by then, that will be the perfect time to go into retirement. […]

The post Volkswagen’s Winterkorn Will Stick Around. Strategie 2018 Soon OBE? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Volkswagen  extended Martin Winterkorn’s CEO contract for another five years, not that anyone doubted that they would do it. The now 63 year old Winterkorn has job security through 2016. In 2016, he’ll be 68, and if Volkswagen hasn’t caught up with Toyota by then, that will be the perfect time to go into retirement. […]

The post Volkswagen’s Winterkorn Will Stick Around. Strategie 2018 Soon OBE? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/volkswagen%e2%80%99s-winterkorn-will-stick-around-strategie-2018-soon-obe/feed/ 0
Winterkorn Wants Pole Position http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/winterkorn-wants-pole-position/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/winterkorn-wants-pole-position/#comments Wed, 27 Oct 2010 22:21:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370499 Herr Winterkorn is not backing off from the ambitious Strategie 2018. In eight years, Volkswagen wants to be the king of the hill, in all disciplines from making the most cars on earth to making the most money, from having the most satisfied customers to having the most brilliant ideas. Haughty hubris, you say? Winterkorn […]

The post Winterkorn Wants Pole Position appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Herr Winterkorn is not backing off from the ambitious Strategie 2018. In eight years, Volkswagen wants to be the king of the hill, in all disciplines from making the most cars on earth to making the most money, from having the most satisfied customers to having the most brilliant ideas. Haughty hubris, you say? Winterkorn […]

The post Winterkorn Wants Pole Position appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/winterkorn-wants-pole-position/feed/ 10