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    Official: Volkswagen North America boss Browning steps down
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    In a rather sudden move, Volkswagen has announced that, effective immediately, Michael Horn is replacing Jonathan Browning (shown above) as CEO of VW of America. Horn has been with VW since 1990, taking on various roles that include, most recently, the head of VW Aftersales worldwide. As for ...

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    Report: Even VW is surprised by diesel popularity
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    We've known diesel has been gaining popularity in the US market over the years, but the pace with which oil-burning models have been accepted by American drivers has surprised Volkswagen, one of the fuel's leading proponents. "Our going-in assumption, because we were going to have to conquest a ...

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    Report: VW's Browning says TN workers to decide whether they want union
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    Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen North America CEO, has said that workers at the company's Chattanooga, Tennessee manufacturing facility will decide if they want union representation. Browning made the comment while speaking to reporters at the New York Auto Show, according to Reuters. Browning also ...

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    Automotive News names its industry All-Stars
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    Automotive News has announced its annual list of Industry All-Stars. This year, the theme is apparently "success in the face of economic uncertainty," or something of that liking. The list points to executives who have led their respective brands and automakers to positive sales in spite of the ...

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    Report: VW considering new midsize utility for NA; Polo and Up! still on table
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    We've already heard word that Volkswagen may be considering a new Alltrack version of its Jetta for the North American Market, but TheDetroitBureau.com reports the automaker is also looking at other high-riding options. Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen Group of America CEO, says a new mid-sized SUV ...

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    Detroit: VW of America targets 12.5% sales growth in 2012; U.S.-built Audis "a matter of when, not if"
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    Today in New York City prior to the start of press days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volkswagen of America Inc. President and CEO Jonathan Browning laid out ambitious plans the VW Group and Volkswagen brands have for the United States. After a stellar sales year in ...

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    Report: Ambitious sales goals may push VW to consider more dealers
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    There are currently 588 Volkswagen dealers in the U.S., and in 2010 they sold 256,830 examples of the brand's products. Come 2018, however, VW plans on selling 800,000 vehicles here, and the current dealer body just won't be enough. In April of this year Jonathan Browning, head of VW of America, ...

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    Report: First batch of Oprah VW Beetle giveaway cars on the way
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    We've never won a free car, but we bet it would be one helluva good feeling. But waiting a year for that very new ride? That has to be plenty painful. A year has passed since Oprah gave away 275 2012 Volkswagen Beetle models during her final "Favorite Things" episode, but those audience members ...

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    Report: Volkswagen wants to bring three-row CUV, subcompact to U.S.
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    Volkswagen is working hard to make sure it accomplishes its North American assimilation plan. In order to fully realize its ambitious 800,000-unit volume target, the automaker will be required to introduce an even greater variety of vehicles into its existing lineup. Jonathan Browning, CEO of ...

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    VW dealer network to undergo "radical change" as brand ramps up
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    Dealers across the U.S. have been in shrink mode for years, as auto sales have dropped to the point where many stores could no longer remain open. That trend should reverse itself by 2014, though, at least for Volkswagen, as that brand looks to improve its sales volume here in the States. Wards ...

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    Volkswagen to put on evangelical brand test-drive road show
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    We were recently invited to a one-on-one exchange of thoughts about where the Volkswagen brand is headed in North America. Our captive audience was VW North America CEO Jonathan Browning – former General Motors global sales boss – and VWNA's new product marketing and strategy vice ...

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    Volkswagen's U.S. boss wants Scirocco in the States
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    Volkswagen Scirocco R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Whenever anyone brings up the Scirocco, we still can't help but wince a bit at the fact that the United States was snubbed from the car's second coming. Apparently we're not alone. According to USA Today, Volkswagen America head ...

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    VW CEO Browning: Phaeton not in the cards any time soon
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    2011 Volkswagen Phaeton – Click above for high-res gallery
    During a business background event on Sunday at its North American headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen of America's CEO confirmed to Autoblog that the company's short-lived Phaeton sedan isn't likely to ...

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    Bloomberg: VW eying expanded SUV lineup for U.S.
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    2011 Volkswagen Touareg – Click above for high-res image gallery
    All signs may be pointing to ever steeper gas prices by the end of the year, but according to Bloomberg, that may not be enough to stop Volkswagen from unleashing a new wave of SUVs (or more than likely, CUVs) on the American ...

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    Oprah reveals 2012 VW Beetle silhouette, gives cars to entire audience [w/video]
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    Oprah gives away 2012 Volkswagen Beetle to audience – Click above to watch the video
    After dominating the afternoon talk show circuit for 25 years, Oprah Winfrey is going out in style by giving each member of her studio audience keys to the as-yet-unseen 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. The ...

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    Officially Official: VW of America names Browning as new CEO
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    Yesterday, we reported that Volkswagen was planning to name Jonathan Browning as its new CEO of United States operations. At 11:00 AM today, VW did just that – Browning will officially assume the role on October 1st of this year. Browning has held many executive sales and marketing positions ...

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    Report: Jonathan Browning to head Volkswagen's U.S. operations
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    Since the departure of Stefan Jacoby, Volkswagen has been hunting for a new helmsman for its U.S. operations. Word is that VW have found that man. Jonathan Browning, a former managing executive for General Motors and Ford, is set to take over the position Jacoby vacated when taking the CEO spot at ...

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