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Volkswagen to debut ID. Space Vizzion concept
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10th Nov 2019
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Volkswagen to debut ID. Space Vizzion concept

Could Volkswagen be trying to make the station wagon cool again? The company is debuting the ID. Space Vizzion concept at this year’s Los Angeles motor show. It’s a rather strange debut location for a station wagon as the US is virtually enemy territory for the body style, arguably even more so than Australia.
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Volkswagen Group could sell Lamborghini - report
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13th Oct 2019
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Volkswagen Group could sell Lamborghini - report

The Volkswagen Group is considering selling or publicly listing Lamborghini, as it looks to consolidate its sprawling collection of brands. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Volkswagen Group wants to spend money more efficiently and stop crossover from brands under the 'group' umbrella. Part of that plan involves separating Lamborghini from the group by the end of 2020, the report says. "We shouldn’t spread ourselves too thin," Diess told the Suddeutsche Zeitung.
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Volkswagen denies interest in buying Tesla stake
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22nd Aug 2019
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Volkswagen denies interest in buying Tesla stake

While industry rumours are often met with a dead bat, Volkswagen has issued a firm denial it's interested in purchasing a shareholding in Tesla. Sources have told Manager Magazin, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess is interested in acquiring a stake in Tesla to access its software and battery design expertise. Although Diess is said to meet regularly with Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, the American automaker has rebuffed requests from Volkswagen for an alliance.
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Derek Fung
Skoda: Scala RS 'would make sense'
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24th Mar 2019
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Skoda: Scala RS 'would make sense'

The new Scala hatchback could be the next model in the Skoda line-up to get the sporty RS treatment, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Skoda's board member "with responsibility" for sales and marketing, Alain Favey, said that a Scala RS isn't confirmed for production just yet, but is under consideration. "Officially we have not decided anything, but, yes, we are considering a Scala vRS," he said.
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Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants
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5th Dec 2018
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Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants

Volkswagen could build some of its vehicles at Ford factories in the USA, Herbert Diess, the German automaker's CEO, has revealed. Diess spoke to reporters including those from Automotive News after a discussion with US President Donald Trump, members of his administration, and senior officers from Daimler and BMW. Volkswagen is currently discussing a wide-ranging partnership with Ford, although it has ruled out a merger with the American car maker.
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