Blog: Dave LeggettVolkswagen, Proton and Lotus

Dave Leggett | 30 January 2007

Could Volkswagen be about to get control of Malaysia's Proton? If it did, it would also gain control of Lotus. VW CEO Winterkorn today surprised no-one with his assertion that there are 'lucrative niches' waiting to be exploited by the Volkswagen brand and that the brand has more potential. If there's a product blitz ahead, it might be useful to have the resources of Lotus Engineering in-house.

With Porsche getting more influence at Volkswagen now, perhaps it would like to bring Lotus 'under control' too. 

 

GERMANY: Volkswagen's Winterkorn wants to send VW upscale


BLOG

Colossal China powers on

I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....

BLOG

China Hot Pot

Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...



Forgot your password?