The Volkswagen Group's current structure of one centralised company running 12 brands could be dramatically overhauled with the brands divided between four holding companies, reports have suggested. It's claimed the restructuring of the VW Group would boost company profits, with holding companies set up to operate trucks, mass market vehicles as well as premium brands.
The reports suggested ex-BMW chief Herbert Deiss will be in charge of the mass-market passenger brands, with VW, SEAT and Skoda operating together as one holding company. Audi would then be grouped with Lamborghini and Ducati and headed by current Audi CEO Rupert Stadler.
Porsche, Bentley and Bugatti would form a single operating unit under current Porsche boss Matthias Mueller, while VW Commercial Vehicles would group with truck brands Scania and MAN led by former Daimler trucks boss Andreas Renschler.