Diess puts VW back on the offensive
Douglas A. Bolduc is Managing Editor at ;Automotive News Europe
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Volkswagen manufacturer CEO Herbert Diess employed his first auto-show appearance since the Dieselgate scandal began to apologize - again - before reminding the world why VW was on course to end up being the world's biggest automaker ahead of the disaster.
"Volkswagen, despite all its present challenges, feels assured regarding the long run," Diess mentioned throughout VW's news conference in the Tokyo autoshow. "We have excellent products. We stay a technology powerhouse, we've got a fantastic and committed team as well as our business name can build on powerful values, creation, duty and long-term worth."
Diess' opinions appear to express that Volkswagen will return to some familiar script, including regular daring statements about its strong status in the business. After six months VW Group, which comprises VW brand, Audi, Skoda, Seat and Porsche, handed Toyota to become the world-leader in auto sales. This week we discovered that Toyota climbed back to the best according to nine-month sales.
While Diess set Volkswagen back on the offensive, it was obvious the automaker isn't concluded apologizing for the mess it made for for itself.
"Volkswagen did some things that have been incorrect," Diess stated. "CEO apologize for activities that went against every thing that our business and its own individuals stand for. ... We are going to produce great technical options for the effected diesel engines. We are going to uncover and reveal the entire truth of what occurred and we'll ensure that something like this never occurs again."
After Diess finished his 5-minute demonstration he stayed on phase for another 4 5 minutes to answer queries from among the biggest media packs seen in the present on Wednesday.
Maybe this is a good example of the transparency and availability that people can pro from VW manufacturer under Diess' leadership.
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