How Volkswagen Really Blew It: It Was China, Not Dieselgate


So Volkswagen failed to become the world’s largest automaker in 2015. It was a goal close enough to grasp in the first part of last year, only to turn into sand running through VW’s finger in the second half. Glancing over the headlines, the most common analysis blames dieselgate.

If only it were true. This small series, based on off-the-record interviews with high-ranking VW managers, will explain how Volkswagen really dropped the ball.

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