Why Vahland really threw in the towel (hint: Ingrid didn’t make him do it.)

Inge and Winfried Vahland with Karel Gott (center) in Prague

Inge and Winfried Vahland with Karel Gott (center) in Prague

In a surprise announcement, Volkswagen said yesterday that current Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland would leave the company. Surprising, because just two weeks ago, Vahland was officially appointed President and CEO of Volkswagen’s North American Region. Why did he throw in the towel? Was the reason really his wife, or the fact that Winterkorn is no longer in charge, as we are made to believe in a widely copypasted story? Our sources disagree.

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