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VW boosts its goal, vows to build 22 million EVs over next decade

The previous already-audacious goal was 15 million

The previous already-audacious goal was 15 million.

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Volkswagen delivered 10.8 million cars in 2018, eyes world No.1 spot

Waiting to hear from Toyota, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

Waiting to hear from Toyota, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.

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VW Group shareholders demand Bentley return to profit

Piech and Porsche families want a return to the black within two years

The Piech and Porsche families want a return to the black within two years.

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VW to spend $11.8 billion on China EVs

It's launching 15 models and plans to sell 1.5 million of them per year there by 2025.

Some models are promised to have a range up to 370 miles on a charge.

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Volkswagen reportedly considering selling Ducati

Audi bought the Italian motorbike maker back in 2012.

With Piech gone, the sale will be easier.

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Sedric Autonomous Concept from Volkswagen Group | Autoblog Minute

Volkswagen Group unveiled Sedric at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Sedric is VW Group’s first attempt at a level 5 fully-autonomous vehicle.

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Mueller named Audi boss, too

Matthias Müller can add Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Audi to his resume, after the head of VW was appointed to the subsidiary position.

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Giorgetto Giugiaro sells shares in legendary styling house to Audi

Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son have sold their remaining 9.9 percent stake in Italdesign Giugiaro to Audi, and the two of them have resigned from the company that bears their name.

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Former Lamborghini designer reportedly headed to Hyundai

Former Bentley Design Director Luc Donckerwolke might be moving to work for Hyundai and Kia. After Peter Schreyer's retirement in a couple of years, Donckerwolke could start leading the styling for both Korean brands.

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VW Group to split brands under four holding companies

The Volkswagen Group is preparing a massive shakeup to its internal structure that will see the company's brands split into four companies of three brands.

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Winterkorn receives support of VW board, leadership battle continues

The public showdown between VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piëch and Group CEO Martin Winterkorn is calm for now, but there's a chance it has damaged Piëch's position and it most likely isn't over.

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Porsche says turbo'd 911 engines will still be revvy

According to Porsche, the upcoming line of turbocharged 911s won't be missing in the current car's revvy character or iconic exhaust note.

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Piech and Winterkorn still at odds about VW leadership plan

With Ferdinand Piech opposing Martin Winterkorn's bid to become Volkswagen Group chairman, an upcoming meeting between the two over the position could be tense.

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Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller throws hat back in ring for VW CEO job

Before Porsche CEO Matthias Müller was promoted to the Volkswagen Group supervisory board, he made remarks on his potential as a successor to Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. His comments were taken to mean he wasn't interested in the job, but he now says his words were misunderstood.

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Volkswagen taps Porsche chief for board

A German newspaper reports that Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller will be promoted to the board of the Volkswagen Group, overseeing cooperation among its sports car brands. It isn't yet clear if he will keep hold onto his position at Porsche.

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Toyota holds onto crown of World's Largest Automaker

Although there were hints and allegations that the Volkswagen Group might have taken the global sales crown for 2014, the final tally puts Toyota at the top for the third year in a row with 10.23 million sales in 2014. Volkswagen Group came second with 10.14 million units sold, General Motors came third with 9.92 million units sold. In 2015, however, the top two positions are expected to swap.

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Audi, Fiat squabbling over numbers and letters

Audi wants to use the names Q2 and Q4 for coming crossover products, but Fiat owns those trademarks and appears unlikely to sell them. It's said that Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is loathe to do anything that would aid any company under VW Group CEO Ferdinand Piëch.

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Next VW GTI to get 10-speed dual-clutch gearbox

Following on Volkswagen's official announcement that it was working on a ten-speed, dual-clutch transmission, Auto Express has it on "good authority" that the new transmission will end up in the next GTI, GTD and Golf R. The brand's current seven-speed will be retained for lesser eight-generation Golfs.

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VW production boss Macht quits amidst MQB platform problems

Volkswagen Group has sacked – well, he left "by mutual agreement," at any rate – its production chief, Michael Macht, marking the second executive dispatched by the automaker in the last week. Macht, pictured above, left, with VW Group Chairman Martin Winterkorn, was the man responsible for overseeing the introduction of VW's extremely important MQB platform, which will underpin a huge array of vehicles in the coming years.

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VW's Winterkorn tells 20,000 staffers of big cost-cutting plans

During a gathering of 20,000 Volkswagen Group employees at company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany on Wednesday, CEO Martin Winterkorn dropped a bombshell. The boss stated that the automaker isn't operating efficiently enough and admitted the company needs to radically start cutting back to raise its profit margins. To right the ship, Winterkorn has proposed killing off less profitable models and spending less on research and development.

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