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Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech Resigns

Apr 25 2015 02:00 PM | Volkswagen News
Breaking news coming out of Germany today as Volkswagen Chairman and grandson of the company's founder, Ferdinand Piëch announced his resignation after losing a public battle to try an oust Volkswagen's chief executive, Martin Winterkorn.

"The members of the Executive Committee have unanimously determined that in view of the background of the last weeks the mutual trust necessary for successful cooperation no longer exists," said Volkswagen's Supervisory Board in a statement today.

"For this reason Professor Dr. Ferdinand K. Piëch has resigned with immediate effect from his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and from all his mandates as a Supervisory Board member within the Volkswagen Group."

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Volkswagen Beetle To Live On

Apr 06 2015 07:15 AM | Volkswagen News
Last month, we reported that Volkswagen could be cutting the Polo 3-Door and Beetle as a way to save costs. But Autoblog reports that the Beetle will live on.

Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser, member of the board of management responsible for development at Volkswagen said that the Beetle will continue, with a new model coming sometime in the next 3 years. The next-generation Beetle will move to the MQB platform which allows such options as a hybrid and a electric version.

Neusser also went onto say that the Beetle "will remain an emotional design." But that it would be shaped with a new design language.

Source: Autoblog


Volkswagen Promises Bolder Design for Their Vehicles

Mar 27 2015 01:30 PM | Volkswagen News
If you had the chance to read a review or opinion on the Volkswagen Jetta or Passat, then you'll notice a reoccurring theme - they are boring to look at. Volkswagen is getting tired of this complaint and has decided to make a change.

Automotive News reports that next-generation of Volkswagen vehicles for the U.S. will "bare their teeth and flex their muscles to convey a more aggressive design message". This was said during a tour of Volkswagen's design studio.

"This has to be bold. It has to be a statement," said Klaus Bischoff, chief designer for Volkswagen.

So what kind of boldness can we expect from Volkswagen? Well Automotive News says the upcoming seven-seat crossover will feature of number of cues f...


Volkswagen Looks Towards Vans and Pickups for U.S. Lineup

Mar 19 2015 01:40 PM | Volkswagen News


Volkswagen is looking towards vans and a possible pickup as way to bolster its U.S. lineup and become something other than a niche player in the marketplace. Bloomberg reports that Volkswagen's head of the light commercial vehicle unit, Eckhard Scholz...



Volkswagen Going With Plug-Ing Hybrids Till Longer-Range Batteries Arrive

Mar 13 2015 07:15 AM | Volkswagen News


Volkswagen is turning towards plug-in hybrid technology for the majority of its models till longer range batteries become a reality. This was announced at Volkswagen's annual media conference yesterday by Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. Why pl...





Rumorpile: Cost-Cutting At Volkswagen Puts the Beetle and Polo 3-Door in Danger for Cutting

Mar 10 2015 12:45 PM | Volkswagen News


Volkswagen is on a mission to cut costs and that means models will be shown the door. According to a report from German publication Der Spiegel, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said last June he would like to cut 5 billion Euros. Models that are bein...



Volkswagen Still Set On Loss-Leader Phaeton

Feb 01 2015 11:15 AM | Volkswagen News


Trying to figure out the logic of Volkswagen concerning the next-generation Phaeton is a very difficult task. The German automaker loses 28,000 euros (about $31,598) on every Phaeton built. Also the automaker has announced a cost-cutting plan that a pl...







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