• Jun 24, 2010
According to a report out of Germany, President and CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America Stefan Jacoby is set to leave the automaker this August to take the top spot at Volvo.

Jacoby, who has led VW's U.S. arm since 2007 and enjoyed a brief stint at Mitsubishi Motors Europe, is set to replace Volvo's current CEO Briton Stephen Odell. Odell will reportedly become the new head of Ford's European operations when Jacoby takes over the Geely-owned Swedish marque in August.

[Source: Reuters | Image: Ramin Talaie/Getty]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully he can help Volvo keep a minimalist design language.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Possibly VW support will improve. View my VW experience at:
      http://www.reesphotos.com/VW/
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm just hoping whoever steps in for Jacoby will give the go ahead for a US bound Scirocco.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey what is the deal with Automobile's Jamie Kittman claiming that Volvo will discontinue sales of wagons in USA, it will be sedans and CUVs only.

      Any truth to that?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Volvo has already discontinued the V70 (wagon). May was the last time one could order this wagon for the US market. The V50 is still available at the moment. The XC70 will continue on as a crossover as will the XC60 and XC90.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Das Traitor...go,u are not needed anymore
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fantastic! Welcome aboard Mr. Jacoby!
      Now if Volvo can only learn to market like VW.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Shouldn't it be "going to" or "moving to" ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just wrote this guy a certified letter (along with other concerned entities within VW) about my 2008 R32. I bought it brand new in August 2009. I happened to come across 2 brand new R32s still on the lot in Birmingham, AL and got a pretty fair deal on one. I now have 12k miles on it and it has been in the shop 4 times for a total of about 45 days since 22 April. Three times for the tranny, they finally decided to listen to my suggestion and put a new clutch pack in -- which fixed the problem. The last time, they had it for 3 weeks because the a/c wasn't working. They finally tracked down a bad ground at one of the motor mounts. Long story short, I have written letters requesting VW buy the car back for the amount I paid and now I have an attorney writing letters. Both with no response. Any suggestions from anyone? Hey Stefan, if you're listening, how about sending a brand new Audi R8 my way to replace the POS R32 your company produced and sold to me?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why would you expect them to buy it back for how much your paid almost a year ago? If I were to go that route, I think I'd be quite satisfied with getting what it is actually worth... if anything at all. Then again, I'd probably just go trade it in on something better instead of wasting time and money (a lawyer, really?) writing letters to a company.

        But whatever man... good luck to you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hihow