VW's CEO Looked Pretty Happy About Those Topless Protesters

Today a number of topless protesters loudly confronted Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel at a trade show in Germany, with Putin making headlines for giving the women two thumbs up. Also of note was VW CEO Martin Winterkorn bearing a loving grin. » 4/08/13 4:38pm 4/08/13 4:38pm

Dodge Doesn't Want You To Drive Your New V6 Challenger

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/18/13 9:15am 3/18/13 9:15am

Come Again: Scirocco May Just Show Up in the States After All

Last week we shared with you the sad news that Volkswagen dealers whined loudly enough about potentially lost GTI sales to keep the Scirocco off of US soil. This week we're telling you, "not so fast." According to Motor Authorityby way of Autoweek Bossman Martin Winterkorn is flexing his VAG muscles and telling whiny… » 5/02/07 8:07pm 5/02/07 8:07pm

VW Representing Intelligence, Not Playing Dumb on Smart Car Rival

Martin Winterkorn, the new boss at Volkswagen, told the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung that he had proposed the "design and development of a new, very small, model below the Fox." According to a translation from the folks at Car und Driver, the car will be an "economical, everyday small car that looks attractive… » 2/12/07 3:50pm 2/12/07 3:50pm

It's Expected, He's Gone: Bernhard No Longer to Represent Vee Dub

Shock of shocks! After being passed over for the HMIC/Lord of All He Surveys at Volkswagen in favor of Herr Doktor Martin "Your vife, my vife" Winterkorn, it looks more and more like Wolfgang Bernhard will be bailing on the boys from Wolfsburg, making him a prime candidate to replace Tom LaSorda at Chrysler. However,… » 12/29/06 6:15pm 12/29/06 6:15pm