Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn sees no room for more buying. "To tell it clearly: we are currently doing enough to do our Zwolf brands where we want to stand as a group in 2018: in place one of the worldwide car manufacturers", said the manager of the Handelsblatt (Friday).
Value and sports car cost force
The integration with the commercial vehicles will cost a lot of strength. Just as demanding are the tasks in the sports car division. "We not only have Porsche, but also Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti." A purchase of Alfa Romeo is currently out of the question for Winterkorn, even if it is no secret that he holds the brand principle for very attractive. Volkswagen had completed the completion of Porsche at the beginning of this month. In July, the Group bought the Italian manufacturer Ducati and the month before increased his participation in commercial vehicle manufacturers to 75 percent.
Follow up in sudostasia
Winterkorn looks a catch plan for its group in Sudostasia, where competitors such as Toyota and Hyundai sell more cars because they operate factories there. VW already have production cooperations in Malaysia and Indonesia, but must still re-submit in the region, Winterkorn said. "But that does not mean that we will buy the car maker proton from Malaysia, as some speculate. That’s not an ie for us." In order to cover the need for inexpensive cars in emerging markers such as China, VW will launch a sedan of Skoda, which will cost 8,000 euros. "In parallel, we have to build an entry-level car together with one of our partners in China – a kind of basic transportation car, price below polo and up", said the manager. "It’s not yet decided."