With the European crisis still crippling the car market here, Volkswagen is looking to overseas markets. More than 60 percent of Volkwagen's cars are sold outside of Europe.
Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn just became one of the most senior foreign executives to ever be charged with conspiracy and wire fraud by US prosecutors. But he is simply unable to accept blame, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
Volkswagen's core brand has reported record sales for July, stating that the number of cars shifted in Germany and Europe as a whole was particularly high. A looming new test procedure has much to do with it.
Martin Winterkorn said he knew nothing about VW's manipulative software that allowed the company's diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests before revelations broke in 2015. The US disagrees and is seeking his arrest.
US prosecutors have filed charges against Martin Winterkorn, the former CEO of German carmaker Volkswagen, over his involvement in the Dieselgate scandal. Winterkorn is accused of conspiring to mislead US regulators.
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