When Martin Winterkorn took over for Wolfgang Bernhard
, he examined the next versions of the
plans and immediately put them on hold. An unnamed VW executive says, "the hybrid business case doesn't work out, no matter how you look at it."
might have something to say about that thought...
apparently is still on track to be the first VW hybrid, and is expected to be on sale in 2008. Winterkorn also is planning to delay the release of their next Rabbit, citing design changes. It is
that Winterkorn did not like the large air openings on the redesigned car.