• F-U-N-D-E-D: Why a global auto giant just invested in a tiny parking app

    Automakers are pouring money into tech so that cars stay relevant.

    • VW's unassuming CFO emerges from boardroom wars as chairman

      Austrian Hans Dieter Poetsch, Volkswagen AG's finance chief faces a massive task in his future role as chairman - to maintain the support of the often divided stakeholders who have chosen to back him while improving the carmaker's profitability. Although Volkswagen Group has grown to become the…

      • 15 Cars You Can Drive Forever

        Combine reliability and best-selling status--a true virtuous cycle--and you get ubiquity. Exactly what it is about Honda that provides such durability is the subject of much debate (and much corporate envy/espionage involving Honda's design and manufacturing processes). Look up Honda Accord in…

        • 10 Most Satisfying Car Brands to Own in 2015

          New cars are expensive, so when you buy one, you want to make sure you enjoy your purchase. According to ACSI, cars from these 10 companies are pretty safe bets.

          The Cheat Sheet
          • What Can a New Chairman Do to Boost Profits at Volkswagen?

            The boardroom squabbles at Volkswagen may finally settle down, with Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch now pegged to take up the mantel as chairman of the world’s largest carmaker. Poetsch was picked in part because he was seen as not beholden to ousted former chairman Ferdinand Piech or…

            • VW's finance chief set to become new chairman

              Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch is set to become its next chairman, putting Europe's biggest carmaker on course for calmer waters after rival factions including ousted patriarch Ferdinand Piech united to back him. The company has been looking for a permanent successor to…

              • What Can a New Chairman Do to Boost Profits at Volkswagen?

                The boardroom squabbles at Volkswagen settling with the selection of a new chairman, is Volkswagen now ready to do what is necessary to gain sales in the United States?

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                • Porsche backs Pötsch to take the helm at VW -

                  Volkswagen is set to make chief financial officer Hans Dieter Pötsch its chairman, ending a period of uncertainty sparked by the resignation of patriarch Ferdinand Piëch. The decision came the day after Europe’s biggest carmaker by sales said it is to extend the contract of chief executive Martin…

                  Financial Times
                  • VW, Ford Open Engine Plants in Russia Amid Car Market Decline

                    Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are sticking with long-planned investments in Russian engine factories even as car sales there head toward a six-year low. Volkswagen opened a 250 million-euro ($279 million) plant on Friday to build engines for Russian-made VW and Skoda cars. The factory near…

                    • Volkswagen bets on long-term Russian growth with new engine plant

                      Volkswagen AG started production at a newly built engine plant in Russia on Friday, aiming to cement its position in a market which it sees as offering long-term potential despite its recent contraction. Sited next to Volkswagen's vehicle plant in Russia's car-manufacturing centre Kaluga, 150km…

                      • Poetsch's Ascension as VW Chairman Unlikely to Erase Porsche Family Conflicts

                        The German automaker can be a major force if governance troubles are put to rest.