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VW of America Picks New CEO, VWAG Meets European Emissions Rules

An American, Scott Keogh, now drives VW Group of America.  He replaces Hinrich Woebcken, who continues as an advisor.  Bentley’s Mark Del Rosso replaces Keogh.  

During this century, Stefan Jacoby, Jonathan Browning, Michael Horn and now Woebken headed VW’s American outpost.  

Many credit Keogh for Audi’s rise in the U.S. market.  Trade sources say Keogh, if given a chance, could improve VW’s reputation.  VW’s dealers think he’ll improve their profitability.  Keogh also gets kudos for increasing Audi’s customer satisfaction.  

Joliet Illinois:  VW’s Jessica Anderson, at the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s Fally Rally presented several 2018 model-year vehicles such as the GTI.  She says a backlog in Europe related to the Worldwide emissions test procedures meant it couldn’t certify 2019 U.S. vehicles.emissions standards.

European sales, during September, fell 43% due to a shortage of emissions-test certified vehicles such as the Golf.  VW claims its top-selling models now conform to the new rules.  Nonetheless, the sleek Arteon won’t arrive in the U.S. until next year.  

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