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Friday Jul 25 | Forbes.com

Volkswagen AG New Coverage: Trefis Price Estimate at $51

Volkswagen AG is the second largest automaker in the world behind Toyota and slightly ahead of GM, selling 9.72 million vehicles globally in 2013.

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Friday Jul 25 | INAUTONEWS

FCA now reportedly tying up with PSA

After media reports proposed a Volkswagen AG takeover deal for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Financial Times has moved to another speculation - the carmaker would tie-up with France's PSA.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-VW boss says "urgently" needs higher profit at key brand

Volkswagen AG "urgently" needs to boost profit at its main passenger-car brand to fund future expansion, the automaker's top executive said, emphasising the need for cost-cutting measures in the group's biggest division.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Automotive News

Fiat draws takeover interest from VW, report says

Volkswagen AG has approached rival Fiat S.p.A. about a possible merger, Germany's Manager Magazin reported on its website on Thursday, citing unnamed company sources.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Bloomberg

VW Sets Sights on Apple-Like Updates With New Speed Team

Volkswagen AG , Europe's largest carmaker, plans to mimic the fast-paced rollouts of products made by the likes of Apple Inc. to adapt quicker to changing customer demands for technology in its cars.

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India Auto News

Volkswagen India plans Rs 1,500 crore investment

German automakers, Volkswagen AG have ambitious plans to be the world's top carmaker by 2018, superseding both Toyota and General Motors.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Automotive News

VW targets $6.8 billion in cuts to close profit gap with rivals

Volkswagen AG plans to cut costs and boost productivity at the VW brand by 5 billion euros by 2017 to lift sagging profitability.

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Reuters

Volkswagen plans $250 mln investment in India

German carmaker Volkswagen AG plans to spend 15 billion rupees in India over the next five to six years, a senior company executive told reporters on Tuesday.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Automotive News

VW expected to announce Chattanooga-built crossover today

Volkswagen AG is expected to reveal today its plans to build a family-hauling crossover alongside the Passat mid-sized sedan in Chattanooga.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Automotive News

Volkswagen's consumer brands

With the purchase of Porsche in August 2012, Volkswagen AG added a 12th brand to its broad portfolio, which stretches from Ducati motorcycles to 40-ton trucks.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Tire Business

VW halts sale of Golf, GTI over steering issue

Volkswagen A.G. has ordered U.S. and Canadian dealers to not sell about 800 units of its new Golf and GTI hatchbacks because a mistake in assembly could cause steering problems.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bloomberg

VW Outsells GM in China to Remain on Track for Repeat Sales Win

Volkswagen AG outsold General Motors Co. in China in the first half of the year, keeping it on track to extend its reign as the best-selling foreign car company in the world's biggest vehicle market.

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Detroit News

UAW forming local to represent VW workers in Tennessee

Washington - The United Auto Workers union will announce later Thursday it is establishing a local chapter in Chattanooga, Tenn., to represent Volkswagen AG workers - even though workers narrowly voted in February to create a German-style works council, "We will be announcing a local, and we would fully expect that Volkswagen would deal with this ... (more)

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

India Auto News

Volkswagen beats Toyota to become No 1 auto company in 2014 Fortune 500 list

Volkswagen AG is on the 2014 Fortune Global 500 list which was revealed earlier this week.

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Bloomberg

Seoul's Audi Invasion Spurs VW's First Korean Won Bonds

Volkswagen AG 's South Korean finance unit is offering its first bonds in the country after the lure of interest-free credit and a strengthening won doubled its business.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Detroit News

VW upgrades Passat with fighter-pilot display to take on BMW

Volkswagen AG will upgrade the Passat, its best-selling sedan, with safety technology inspired by fighter jets to lure buyers away from upscale nameplates.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

INAUTONEWS

Volkswagen faces threats after Piech era ends

Volkswagen AG looks better than ever - it's Europe's undisputed No.1 and steamrolled past General Motors last year to second place globally.

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Bloomberg

VW to Spend 2 Billion Euros to Build New China Factories

Volkswagen AG , which outsold General Motors Co. in China last year, will invest 2 billion euros to construct two new vehicle plants in the world's biggest auto market.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Wall Street Journal

VW to Add Two Plants in China

Volkswagen AG said Monday it will add two car-making facilities in China as part of its plan to raise production capacity in the world's largest auto market.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Washington Post

VW Upgrades Passat With Fighter-Pilot Display to Take On BMW

Volkswagen AG will upgrade the Passat, its best-selling sedan, with safety technology inspired by fighter jets to lure buyers away from upscale nameplates.

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