Volkswagen Group expects the era of the combustion car to fade away after it rolls out its next-generation gasoline and diesel cars beginning in 2026.
A German court has ruled Volkswagen must reimburse the owner of a diesel Golf the full original price of his vehicle bought in 2012, dealing a blow to the automaker as the legal battles over its emissions-cheating scandal drag on.
The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into whether German automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Group colluded to avoid competition in developing clean emissions technology.
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess was given a memorandum warning the company might face legal action in the U.S. over the use of cheating software in cars just days before the scandal broke, a public broadcaster reported.
Herbert Diess will take over from Matthias Mueller as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, adding fresh impetus to the company’s efforts to slim down and reorganize the way its 12 brands are managed.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles registered 5,545 new cars in the M1 + N1 categories in the CR during the first 11 months of this year (17.6% + year-on-year and a 16.8% increase in market share). Country manager Jakub Sebesta commented the results at a conference on December 8 in Prague.
Volkswagen Group will become the new mobility partner of the UEFA Euro 2020 soccer championship, replacing the current sponsor Hyundai. VW is banking on the popularity of soccer as it seeks to restore its image following its diesel-emissions scandal and makes a strategic shift towards electric cars.
The new Volkswagen Arteon awaits a total of 17 local premieres across the Czech Republic. The dealer of Gerhard Horejsek presented the car at the Děčín Chateau on 29 June, 2017.
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