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    Report: Sergio Marchionne actually made $19M last year
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    Remember when we told you that Sergio Marchionne didn't receive a paycheck from Chrysler during 2011? As it turns out, it's because he was busy raking in the big bucks from Fiat. Automotive News reports that Marchionne earned 14.5 million euros ($19 million U.S.) in 2011. The pay includes seven ...

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    Report: Volkswagen to follow similar formula for new Phaeton
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    Whatever Volkswagen has done to get to the position of dominance in the European – and indeed the global auto industry, it's clearly been working. But some of its decisions still leave us scratching our heads. The Phaeton is one such four-wheeled decision. A Volkswagen sedan that shares ...

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    GM takes issue with VW chairman Winterkorn's statements about Opel
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    Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has apparently ruffled some feathers at General Motors. The American automaker took the time to release a scornful statement about the VW executive's comments toward the beleaguered Eureopean brand, Opel. Apparently, Winterkorn took the time to comment on what he ...

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    Five questions we're asking auto execs at the start of 2011. What are yours?
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    The Detroit Auto Show is coming up. After that, we go to the Chicago Auto Show. Then New York and maybe Geneva. We are going to hob-knob with most of the auto industry titans: CEOs, Design Chiefs, Product Development Bosses. We will be at dinners, group interviews, one-on-one interviews and ...

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    VW board votes to keep Winterkorn as CEO through 2016
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    In a vote of confidence in his abilities, the Volkswagen Supervisory Board has elected to extend Dr. Martin Winterkorn's contract as the group's chief executive through 2016. The German auto giant's management structure works a little differently than most corporations in the United States, with ...

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    Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn sticks around
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    The powers that be at Volkswagen have elected to keep Martin Winterkorn, the company's current CEO, on board for at least a few more years. Winterkorn has been instrumental in the German manufacturer's march toward global domination, and is looking to complete a merger with Porsche to become the ...

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    Will a lack of U.S. leadership derail VW's ambitious sales plan?
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    2011 Volkswagen Jetta – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen has big plans for the U.S. auto industry. By 2018, The People's Automaker plans to sell a combined one million VWs and Audis per year; or about three times current sales numbers. VW has a plant in Tennessee that will ...

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    Volkswagen reconfirms EVs for 2013, next-generation vehicles to reduce weight
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    Speaking outside its Electronics Research Lab in Palo Alto, California, Volkswagen chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn reconfirmed the automaker's commitment to bring electric vehicles to market in 2013, beginning with the eGolf compact and eUp! city car. Drawing a faint parallel to the original ...

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    Report: Chung, Mullaly, Winterkorn named top car company CEOs
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    Automotive News has put together its list of 2010 auto industry all-stars, and taking first place in American, European and Asian CEO categories are Ford CEO Alan Mulally, Volkswagen CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn, and Hyundai-Kia CEO Chung Mong-koo. Hard to fault the choices, and it shouldn't come as ...

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    REPORT: VW finished eating companies, will now focus on digestion
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    We have a feeling historians will spending a fair portion of next few years finding new words to describe just how bad this year was for the auto industry. And then, at some point, they'll get around to Volkswagen, a company that has been zagging while almost all others zigged. Over the last ...

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    Officially Official: VW and Suzuki tie the knot
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    As you can see from the image above depicting Osamu Suzuki, chairman and CEO of Suzuki Motor Corp. and Martin Winterkorn, his counterpart at Volkswagen AG, the two auto companies have agreed to link arms. Volkswagen has properly announced that it has "reached a common understanding to establish a ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #142
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    Episode #142 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, this week with the (not very) dynamic duo of Chris and Dan carrying the baton while seemingly the rest of the world is on vacation. We're certainly in the lull before auto show season ...

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    Volkswagen Golf Mk VI not U.S.-bound?
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    Germany's Spiegel Online is reporting that currency concerns will force Volkswagen to not sell the upcoming Mk VI Golf in the United States, Brazil, and Australia. It all boils down to profitability, and it appears that the forthcoming Golf simply cannot be sold in our market (or Brazil or ...

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    VW CEO threatens to resign if Porsche interferes
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    It looks like Porsche's aggressive advances at Volkswagen are less than welcome by Volkswagen's management. Its CEO, Martin Winterkorn, has warned Porsche to keep its mitts out of operations, saying that he will resign his position if there's interference. Winterkorn isn't alone in his agitation, ...

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    Coming to America: VW Polo may come stateside
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    Click image for a hi-res gallery of VW Polos"Do you need the Polo?" That's going to be Volkswagen chief Martin Winterkorn's query to US dealers when he meets with them this week. The answer could determine whether or not we see a sub-Golf sized VeeDub here in the United States. Rising fuel prices ...

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    New strategy for Seat appeals to wider base
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    Having unique character might be good for enthusiasts, but it's not so good for the bottom line, and Martin Winterkorn is more concerned about the latter. That's why the CEO of Volkswagen AG is planning on remaking its struggling Seat brand in a new mold. Although not offered in the North American ...

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    VW post-Bernhard getting major changes
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    Audi has raided the castle at Wolfsburg and changes are in store. New boss Martin Winterkorn has ordered that the new Scirocco, Golf and Passat be presented for scrutiny. Rounding out the new royal court at Volkswagen will be a coterie of raiders from Ingolstadt, among them Walter de'Silva. ...

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    New VW chief to create PAG-like group for luxury marques
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    The latest news in the regime change at Volkswagen is that incoming group chief Prof. Martin Winterkorn is planning some big changes in management structure across the entire corporate spectrum. Although several don't operate in the US market, Volkswagen AG has grown to GM-like proportions in the ...

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    Did Porsche, Piech punt VW CEO?
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    The surprise resignation of Volkswagen CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder may have been orchestrated by VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech (grandson of Ferdinand Porsche) and major VW shareholder, Porsche.Analysts have long speculated that Piech was grooming Audi CEO Martin Winterkorn as Pischetsrieder's ...

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    Audi awards Q5 production to Germany
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    Audi's next salvo in its rapidly expanding softroader arsenal, the Q5, will be built in Ingolstadt, Germany. The announcement came this week, courtesy of Audi's Chariman of the Board, Dr. Martin Winterkorn. Production of the new model is expected to commence in 2008, involving about 1,700 workers. ...

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