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8 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Volkswagen SUV Decision Could Come Soon

A highly anticipated decision on whether Volkswagen AG will make a new sport-utility vehicle in the U.S. could come within the next several months, the head of the auto maker's American operations said on Wednesday.

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12 hrs ago | Automotive News

Hopes dim for VW's diesel hot hatch in U.S.

Volkswagen AG has pulled back on plans to sell a souped-up diesel Golf called the GTD in the United States because importing the GTI sibling's engine would add too much cost.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Transport Topics

VW Rules Out Raising Price of Scania Bid

Volkswagen AG ruled out raising its $9.2 billion bid to buy out Swedish truck maker Scania AB after some minority stakeholders rejected the deal as being too low.

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Detroit News

VW to unveil new Jetta in New York

VW says the refreshed 2015 Jetta will have new front, rear and interior styling, safety features, better fuel efficiency and new lighting systems and will go on sale late this year in the United States.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Bloomberg

VW Sales Rise to First-Quarter Record on Demand at Audi

Volkswagen AG , Europe's biggest carmaker, sold 5.8 percent more autos in the first quarter, marking a delivery record for the period as the Audi luxury brand attracted buyers.

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MarketWatch

Volkswagen says it won't budge on Scania offer

Volkswagen AG on Friday said its bid for full control of Swedish truck maker Scania AB is final, a day after a second institutional investor thumbed its nose at the tender offer.

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MarketWatch

Volkswagen Group sales rise 7.6% in March

Volkswagen AG delivered 7.6% more vehicles in March group-wide than a year earlier, helped by Western Europe returning to growth, Europe's largest auto maker said Friday.

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INAUTONEWS

Skoda hits record sales for March and first quarter

Skoda Auto, the Czech automaker wholly owned by Volkswagen AG is on a rising path for the year - it delivered its best results to date for both last month and the whole first quarter.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Reuters

VW tells dealers to stop selling some 2014 model cars

Volkswagen AG said it will stop selling about 27,000 current model year Jettas, Beetles, Beetle Convertibles and Passats with 1.8-liter engines and automatic transmissions in North America because transmission oil may leak, the automaker said on Wednesday.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Volkswagen Reports Sales Boost

Volkswagen AG on Tuesday said world-wide sales of its VW brand rose in the first quarter as a nascent recovery of the European car market helped lift sales over a year earlier.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Automotive News

Audi joins Mercedes in posting a record sales month in March

Audi AG, the world's second-largest maker of luxury cars, said March sales surged 15 percent, joining Mercedes-Benz in posting the best single month ever for deliveries because of rising demand in China.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

MarketWatch

Volkswagen signs deal with Scania unions

German auto giant Volkswagen AG said Wednesday it has signed an agreement with labor unions at Swedish truck maker Scania which will enter into effect if its bid to gain full control of Scania is successful.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Paul Tan's Automotive News

Volkswagen may set up plant in Thailand - report

Volkswagen AG has applied to set up its first assembly plant in Thailand, reports Bloomberg , citing people familiar with the matter.

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Bloomberg

VW Said to Consider Setting Up Its First Car Factory in Thailand

Volkswagen AG , Europe's largest automaker, has applied to set up its first car plant in Thailand to help narrow the gap with Toyota Motor Corp. in southeast Asia, people familiar with the matter said.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Forbes.com

China, German Carmakers Deepen Ties

Volkswagen AG and DaimlerAG signed accords on Friday to expand production capacity in China and introduce more green technologies to their Chinese ventures, as China's President Xi Jinping came to Berlin calling for a "quantum leap" in economic ties between the two countries.

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Bloomberg

GM to End Opel's Two-Decade China Push to Focus on Europe

General Motors Co. will pull Opel from China next year after failing to gain traction in the market over the last two decades and will invest in Europe to boost the German car brand's sales in its home region.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Shares of China's SAIC Motor jump on high dividend payout

Shares of SAIC Motor Corp jumped 8 percent on Friday after China's biggest automaker said it would boost its dividend payout, offsetting concern of the company's slower revenue growth projection.

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The Motley Fool

Why Porsche Spells "Profit" at Volkswagen AG

The big Porsche Cayenne SUV accounted for about half of Porsche's sales last year.

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Hudson Hub-Times

Volkswagen AG: Personnel Changes in Production

Dr. Siegfried Fiebig appointed management spokesperson at Volkswagen Sachsen Frank Fischer , currently head of the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, is to take over as manager of Volkswagen's Emden plant.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Bloomberg

VW's Seat to Sell Compact SUV by 2016 in Turnaround Bid

Volkswagen AG , Europe's largest automaker, will add a compact sport-utility vehicle to the Seat division's lineup in 2016 to win new customers and accelerate a turnaround at the German parent's only unprofitable unit.

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