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Volkswagen: Automotive brand manufacturing subsidiary of Volkswagen Group
Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, a Nazi labour union, and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017. The group's biggest market is in China, which delivers 40% of its sales and profits.


Volkswagen CFO will leave in summer next year: Manager Magazin

volkswagen cfo will leave in summer next year: manager magazin
Volkswagen finance chief Frank Witter will leave the German car group in the summer of 2021, business publication Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. ......
WorldNews - Published

Czech carmaker Skoda postpones China business trips due to virus

Volkswagen's Czech carmaker Skoda Auto has postponed business travel to its largest market China for an indefinite period due to the spread of a new coronavirus but is not planning any staff..
Reuters - Published

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PSA Group 2019 sales slump 10% after record 2018 [Video]PSA Group 2019 sales slump 10% after record 2018

After a record 2018, French carmaker PSA says global sales fell 10% last year to 3.49 million units, as it suffered declining volumes in China, the Middle East and Africa. Ciara Lee reports.

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Mercedes set to retain luxury car sales crown [Video]Mercedes set to retain luxury car sales crown

Daimler says Mercedes cars enjoyed a ninth straight year of record sales, putting it on course to retain the title of world's biggest luxury car maker. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Renault turns to VW's De Meo as car maker seeks fresh start

Renault's Tuesday named Luca de Meo, the former head of Volkswagen's Seat brand, as its next chief executive, as the car maker looks to draw a line under a year of turmoil by finalizing a long-awaited..
Reuters - Published

Renault chooses VW's Luca De Meo as new CEO

Renault's Tuesday named Luca de Meo, the former head of Volkswagen's Seat brand, as its next chief executive, as the carmaker looks to draw a line under a year of turmoil by finalising a long-awaited..
France 24 - Published

Factbox: Return to Paris - De Meo set to take the wheel at Renault

Renault's board is expected to meet later on Tuesday to approve the nomination of Luca de Meo, the former head of Volkswagen's Seat brand, as its next chief executive.
Reuters - Published

Renault poised to name VW manager De Meo as CEO: sources

Renault's board is set to meet later on Tuesday to approve the nomination of Luca de Meo, the former head of Volkswagen's Seat brand, as its next chief executive, two sources familiar with the matter..
Reuters - Published

Tesla overtakes Volkswagen as world's second most valuable carmaker

Tesla Inc has overtaken Germany's Volkswagen as the world's second most valuable carmaker behind Japan's Toyota , as the meteoric rise in the U.S. electric vehicle maker's shares reshuffles the global..
Reuters - Published

Tesla market value passes Volkswagen to hit $100bn

Tesla sold more than 367,000 cars last year, just a fraction of its competitors.
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: Volkswagen to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan amid electric push - sources

Volkswagen AG is set to take a 20% stake in Chinese electric vehicle battery maker Guoxuan High-tech Co Ltd, two sources told Reuters, as the German firm accelerates its electric push into the world's..
Reuters - Published

Germany charges six Volkswagen executives with fraud

germany charges six volkswagen executives with fraud
German prosecutors have charged six Volkswagen executives with fraud, accusing them of “deliberately misleading” authorities and customers in the run-up to the diesel emissions scandal in 2015, by..
WorldNews - Published

Mercedes-Benz beats rivals BMW and Volkswagen to record higher car sales

mercedes-benz beats rivals bmw and volkswagen to record higher car sales
Mercedes-Benz successfully defended its crown as the world’s best-selling luxury car brand, beating out German rivals BMW and Volkswagen’s Audi for the fourth consecutive year. The victory was..
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Volkswagen raises production target for electric cars

volkswagen raises production target for electric cars
FRANKFURT, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- German automaker Volkswagen AG said Friday that it is ahead of schedule in producing electric cars and announced new overall plan to produce 1.5 million electric cars by..
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Volkswagen hit with record $125 million fine for emissions breach

Volkswagen AG says it is weighing up whether to appeal an Australian record $125 million fine for breaching consumer law.
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Renault offers CEO job to SEAT's Luca De Meo, says La Vanguardia

French carmaker Renault has offered the chairman of Volkswagen's SEAT brand, Luca de Meo, the job of chief executive, Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia reported on Saturday, citing anonymous sources.
Reuters - Published

VW accused of using 'innovative' defences in high court battle

vw accused of using 'innovative' defences in high court battle
Volkswagen has employed a range of “progressively more innovative” arguments to claim the software fitted to millions of its vehicles is not a defeat device designed to cheat emissions tests, the..
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VW says arena must cover German carmaker's name during far-right event

Volkswagen has told a sports arena in western Germany to cover up the carmaker's name when the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party holds an event there.
Reuters - Published

VW CEO says new ID.3 car 40% cheaper to build than electric Golf

Volkswagen's new ID.3 electric vehicle will be 40% cheaper to build than the electric version of its Golf model, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told investors on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Prosecutors seek charges against Volkswagen managers over labor bonuses

German prosecutors on Tuesday sought charges against a current Volkswagen manager as well as a former manager and two former board members, accusing them of awarding works council members inflated..
Reuters - Published

Former foreign minister Gabriel to head German auto lobby - paper

Former Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has been tapped to become the head of Germany's car industry lobby, installing a politician from the state that is home to Volkswagen in the influential post,..
Reuters - Published

Car brands are thinking bigger: Here are their 5 hottest-selling vehicles.

Kia, Ford and Volkswagen are among the automakers that made USA TODAY's list of the hottest-selling vehicle of the third quarter. - Published

Massive class-action lawsuit over Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ opens in Germany

A case pitting hundreds of thousands of owners of manipulated diesel cars demanding compensation opened against German car behemoth Volkswagen Monday, four years after the country’s largest post-war..
France 24 - Published

Ohio high school football player, 16, lifts car off his neighbor's chest, saves man's life

Ohio high school football player Zac Clark, 16, lifted a Volkswagen off his neighbor's chest after the jack slipped, saving the man's life. - Published

VW board, workers support top managers despite indictment

Volkswagen's supervisory board and workers on Wednesday gave their backing to the carmaker's top managers a day after German prosecutors pressed charges related to the diesel emissions scandal.
Reuters - Published

Volkswagen CEO, chairman will stay in office despite charges: supervisory board

Volkswagen's chief executive and chairman will stay in office, the company's supervisory board said in a statement on Wednesday, a day after German prosecutors pressed charges against them for their..
Reuters - Published

VW workers applaud chairman despite indictment

Volkswagen workers applauded Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch at a mass meeting of employees at its headquarters on Wednesday, according to a participant, as staff appeared to close ranks behind its senior..
Reuters - Published

Charges tied to VW emissions scandal

charges tied to vw emissions scandal
Volkswagen was supposed to turn the corner this year from the shadow of a costly diesel emissions scandal, with a new emphasis on electric vehicles, a new logo and a new commitment to ethical behavior...
WorldNews - Published

FCA manager charged with lying about emissions even after VW scandal

A grand jury indicted a senior manager at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) on charges he lied to regulators about diesel emissions, alleging the deception continued even after a scandal over cheating..
Reuters - Published

Fiat Chrysler manager lied about emissions even after VW scandal broke, indictment charges

A grand jury indicted a senior manager at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on charges he lied to regulators about diesel emissions, alleging the deception continued even after a scandal over cheating on..
Reuters - Published

Volkswagen board to meet Wednesday after CEO indicted: statement

The supervisory board of German carmaker Volkswagen will meet on Wednesday, the board's executive committee said on Tuesday, after prosecutors indicted CEO Herbert Diess over the company's diesel..
Reuters - Published

German prosecutors indict top VW bosses over emissions scandal

german prosecutors indict top vw bosses over emissions scandal
German prosecutors are pressing criminal charges against the CEO, chairman, and a former CEO of Volkswagen over the emissions scandal. They are accused of intentionally delaying telling investors about..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Volkswagen top executives charged over diesel emissions scandal

Three current and former bosses are accused of market manipulation by not informing investors earlier.
BBC News - Published

VW's Diess will continue as CEO after German prosecutors pressed charges

Volkswagen's Herbert Diess will keep his role as the carmaker's chief executive and continue to defend himself with all legal means after prosecutors indicted him in connection to an emissions cheating..
Reuters - Published

Volkswagen board members to discuss indictment of CEO: spokesman

Volkswagen's supervisory board said on Tuesday its executive committee would convene immediately to discuss the indictment of CEO Herbert Diess in relation to the carmaker's diesel emissions scandal.
Reuters - Published

SBS World News bulletin: 16/9/19

SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including: Global oil prices soar following attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities, petrol bombs and tear gas on the streets of Hong Kong as the..
SBS - Published

Trump fumes over California emissions deal with car companies, DOJ investigates automakers

From the AT&T-Time Warner merger and now with BMW, Ford, Honda and VW, storied antitrust division is acting like Trump’s petty enforcer: Our view - Published

2 car experts who tore apart Tesla's Model 3 explain why the company is still beating GM, Jaguar, and BMW in range

2 car experts who tore apart tesla's model 3 explain why the company is still beating gm, jaguar, and bmw in range
More than 10 years after Tesla released its first vehicle, the Roadster sports car, some competitors are still unable to match its 245-mile range. And recent improvements to the drivetrain and..
WorldNews - Published

Automakers turn on style to try to switch SUV fans to electric

automakers turn on style to try to switch suv fans to electric
FRANKFURT — Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are showcasing curvaceous, high-end electric sports cars at the Frankfurt auto show as part of an industry effort to counter Tesla, avert billions in European..
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Fix defects in car or pay Rs 10 lakh: Consumer panel

The state consumer disputes redressal commission has directed carmaker Volkswagen and its dealer to fix the problem of excess nitrogen oxide emissions from the vehicle of a customer in three months or..
DNA - Published

Obituary: Volkswagen's visionary leader Ferdinand Piëch

Volkswagen became a global giant under tough perfectionist Ferdinand Piëch, who has died at 82.
BBC News - Published

Ferdinand Piech, architect of Volkswagen's global expansion, dies aged 82

Ferdinand Karl Piech, Volkswagen AG's former chairman and chief executive, who transformed the German company from a struggling midsized carmaker into a global automotive powerhouse, has died, his wife..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

U.S. judge urges VW, SEC to resolve civil Dieselgate suit

A federal judge in California on Friday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Volkswagen AG to resolve a civil suit stemming from its Dieselgate emissions scandal.
Reuters - Published

Philadelphia and VW ads banned for gender stereotyping

Ads for cheese and an electric car fall foul of new rules banning the showing of gender stereotypes.
BBC News - Published

Climate activists block train outside German VW car plant

Activists chain themselves to rails near a Volkswagen factory in the northern city of Wolfsburg.
BBC News - Published

Volkswagen nixes 6-year warranty: What it means for shoppers

Volkswagen's six-year warranty plan lasted just 27 months. - Published

Former Audi boss charged in VW dieselgate scandal

Germany has charged Rupert Stadler with fraud over the VW emissions cheating scandal.
BBC News - Published

Prosecutors charge former Audi CEO Stadler over his role in emissions scandal

Prosecutors have filed charges against former Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler, who is being investigated for his role in Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal, the public prosecutors office in..
Reuters - Published

California bypasses Trump to sign mileage deal with 4 car makers

Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen agree to state's more stringent pollution and mileage standards than U.S. proposes
CBS News - Published

Volkswagen zooms ahead in extension of alliance with Ford to electric, automated cars

Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said they will spend billions of dollars to jointly develop electric and self-driving vehicles, deepening a global alliance to slash development and manufacturing costs..
Reuters - Published

Ford and Volkswagen Team Up on Artificial Intelligence for Cars

ford and volkswagen team up on artificial intelligence for  cars
In a long-anticipated move, Ford and Volkswagen expanded their global partnership, saying they plan to collaborate on electric vehicles as well as autonomous driving and the artificial intelligence..
WorldNews - Published

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