Karmann specialized in open-top cars from its very beginning. The coach-builder produced its first slick convertibles and coupes back in 1902. But its moment of real glory came in 1958 with the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.
Volkswagen is close to a $2 billion settlement deal after a US criminal investigation into the emissions-cheating scandal. A settlement is crucial to VW's aim of rebuilding in the US, a key part of its long-term plans.
VW's CEO has promised to "learn from past mistakes" as the scandal-hit German carmaker seeks to recover from the devastating effect of its pollution scandal. Janelle Dumalaon reports from the Geneva Motor Show.
VW's emissions-cheating scandal pales beside what's rocking the whole German car industry right now. The latest accusations concerning collusion among all major automakers come as a deep shock, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
It's back to the drawing board for the German car giant as US authorities have deemed VW's plans to recall cars fitted with emissions cheating software "inadequate." Meanwhile, CEO Müller has insisted VW "did not lie."
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