Report: Matthias Mller to Take Over Volkswagen

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 becoming CEO of Porsche, Müller was in charge of all Audi and Lamborghini product lines, and had been at Audi since 1977.

On Monday, German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel reported that Müller would replace Winterkorn by the end of this week.

According to the report, Müller will be seen as a compromise CEO who is friendly to rank-and-file VW workers.

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  • TDIGuy TDIGuy on Sep 24, 2015

    Keep going! Just one more headline to push the Subaru article off the end and make every banner link at the top about dieselgate.

  • RHD RHD on Sep 24, 2015

    Welcome to the new boss... same as the old boss... again.

  • Johnny_5.0 Johnny_5.0 on Sep 25, 2015

    He looks like a bad guy from a Lethal Weapon or Die Hard movie.

  • Luke42 Luke42 on Sep 25, 2015

    Porsche has better reliability ratings than VW, and product lineup that is more friendly to North America... If he can bring these things to VAG then perhaps I'll be able to own a VW again. I want to like VW, but my 2001 VW Jetta GLS TDI did not provide reliable or maintainable transportation. Also, sedans are useless to me as a family man. Last, but not least, I care about emissions. If VW can face and solve these three issues, I'd love to own another. I did really enjoy my Jetta TDI, on those occasions when it was operational. It was fun to drive, but terrible transportation. The Prius is less fun to drive, but the ownership experience is vastly better!