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Piech, VWTHE WEEK THAT WAS: VW's 'master tactician' falls 1 May 15

Graeme Roberts

The big news of the week[end] was the failure of Volkswagen supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Piëch to unseat CEO Martin Winterkorn, as we reported here and here.


After discovering most owners didnVEHICLE ANALYSIS: 'Bye Twin Gate, hello Superb hatchback 1 May 15

Graeme Roberts

The key change for Skoda Superb generation three is that the Twin Gate choice of 'boot' or 'hatchback' opening is no more. As an insider revealed during a wide ranging discussion on the sidelines of the international media launch in Italy, owners rarely used the 'boot' option so hatchback only it now is.


French State has moved goalposts with double votingCOMMENT: Labour Day Paris putsch at Renault 1 May 15

Simon Warburton

It's unclear whether or not Cherie Blair attended yesterday's (30 April) Renault AGM in Paris at which the French State formalised its extraordinary shareholding move , but maybe the wife of the former British Prime Minister would have raised a quizzical eyebrow following her somewhat bizarre elevation to the executive floor of the automaker.


GT has LED headlamps & sequential indicators below bumperVEHICLE ANALYSIS: Peugeot 308 GT BlueHDi 29 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

Peugeot is trying to move its image and pricing to the space occupied by Volkswagen. Britain being the French brand’s third largest market, taking on the Golf here is key to its plan. The new 308 GT is an additional attempt to better compete with the UK’s best selling diesel car.


Magna Electronics VP Olaf Bongwald eyes blossoming camera market 29 Apr 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interview with tier one component manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Olaf Bongwald, VP, Magna Electronics about rear view cameras, video cameras, mirrorless cars and the head-up display market.


Ferdinand Piech wanted someone else, other than Martin Winterkorn, to succeed him as VW supervisory board chairmanCOMMENT: Volkswagen's Ferdinand Piech got a lot right 27 Apr 15

Dave Leggett

Ferdinand Piech's forced exit from his role as chairman of Volkswagen Group's Supervisory Board appears to have resulted from yet another bout of political infighting instigated by himself.


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