Former Skoda boss Winfried Vahland reportedly to leave VW Group

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Source : Former Skoda boss Winfried Vahland reportedly to leave VW Group

The former boss of Skoda as well as newly appointed head of Volkswagen within the US, Winfried Vahland, is usually reportedly to step down over differences in strategy

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The Volkswagen Group’s fresh US-market chief Winfried Vahland is usually leaving the company after less than two weeks in his fresh job, according to Reuters.

Vahland was CEO of Skoda until a fortnight ago as well as had extensive experience in China, as well as had been tipped as a future VW Group CEO candidate. He was put in charge of VW’s fresh North American division as part of the management restructure that will brought in Matthias Müller to replace Martin Winterkorn as group boss.

However, Reuters is usually reporting that will differences over the fresh US-market strategy announced yesterday – including a switch to diesel motors using SCR as well as AdBlue technology – have prompted Vahland to leave the company.

Wider political forces within the VW Group management may also have influenced his decision; Vahland is usually said to have been the preferred Group CEO candidate of Winterkorn himself, whereas Müller was the choice of former VW leader Ferdinand Piech.

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