Mueller's replacement with VW brand chief Diess follows slow progress in reorganizing the group's vehicle brands, a key pillar of "Strategy 2025" to transform the Germany's biggest auto company into a leader in cleaner cars and to move on from its diesel emissions scandal of 2015. He helped steer the company out of its diesel emissions scandal and into a new era of investment in electric cars. Mueller had been tapped as CEO unexpectedly in September 2015 when Martin Winterkorn resigned over the scandal in which the company had rigged carts to cheat on United States emissions tests.
Mueller held the top job for more than 2½ years after succeeding CEO Martin Winterkorn, who was ousted days after the company's diesel pollution scandal, was exposed in September 2015.
"We want to create a slimmed down company with strong brands", Diess said, explaining that Audi would form the group's core brand in the premium segment with a goal of overtaking Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
Diess came to VW from an executive position with BMW, and the Associated Press reports his man role since becoming head of the VW brand in 2015 has been negotiating with German worker representatives.
The carmaker remains mired in legal woes overseas and in its home market, where it also faces looming diesel bans in some smog-clogged inner cities that have already depressed resale prices to the chagrin of millions of motorists.
"The new VW boss Diess has a long to-do list", Greens party parliamentary leader Anton Hofreiter told German news agency DPA.
Apple plans to start making another iPhone in India
Earlier in January we also reported that Wistron may use the new facility to expand to manufacturing the iPhone 6s. Another way for Apple to cut additional costs would be to make parts and packaging all within India as well.
Notwithstanding, in May 2017 prosecutors in Stuttgart said they were exploring Mr. Mueller over doubts he may have thought about the diesel tricking before it ended up open. "Otherwise, the charge of secrecy and cronyism will keep sticking to VW in future".
And while he brought VW's share price and profits back up to pre-crisis levels, observers say he made little progress in shaking up the firm's famously hierarchical corporate culture, which some critics believe discouraged employees from speaking up about the diesel scam. It is a scandal that continues to plague VW in Europe.
Corporate restructuring sees group separate vehicle brands into new core divisions - volume, premium and super premium. Also, new brand groups - Volume, Premium and Super Premium, will be introduced.
Board chairmanHans Dieter Poetsch said Mueller, 64, had done "outstanding work" at a time when the company "faced the greatest challenge in its history".
The carmaker said it will rearrange its 12 marks by making six new vehicle divisions and an uncommon arm dedicated to China, its biggest market.
Syrian state TV said air defences were confronting the attack and had shot down 13 missiles in the Kiswah area south of Damascus. Mattis and Dunford also said they know chlorine was used in the Syrian chemical weapons attack and would not rule out sarin gas.
The reason for their disappearance is not known, amid some reports that they wanted to stay in Australia for economic reasons. They are here on a temporary activity visa and are free to travel around the country until it expires in early May.
The physical and digital editions will be available to pre-order from first party stores, Steam and U.S. and EMEA retailers soon. The game features a vast open-world, complete with day-and-night cycles, weather changes, and dynamic NPCs.
The listening conspiracy dates back for years and you might pinpoint the date that Facebook introduced " Facebook Messenger". For context, that makes Facebook less of a societal ill than Marlboro cigarettes but worse than McDonald's fast food.
A woman is still missing after she fell overboard from a P&O ship during a week-long cruise in the Pacific. She said doctors told the authority the woman would not have survived past 5:00am in those conditions.
Devonte drew national attention after he was photographed in tears while hugging a white police officer during a 2014 protest. Sheriff deputies and the California Highway Patrol have been working since last week to locate and recover the vehicle.
That didn't happen before Apple dispatched a gold iPhone X to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), however. It reminds employees that when they're approached by press, analysts and bloggers they're "getting played".
The new chip comes at a price of $329, which is a steal compared to $399 and $499 for the 1700X and 1800X. The new Wraith Prism cooler is bundled with the entire line-up of the second generation Ryzen processors.
For the Electronic Privacy Information Centers Marc Rotenberg, Zuckerbergs statement raises significant questions. Much like their US counterparts, European Union officials are seething over Facebook's privacy mishaps.
Russia's USA embassy released a statement warning that the airstrikes will "not be left without consequences". Defence Secretary James Mattis said there were no reports of U.S. losses during the initial airstrikes.
But this was only after the tragedy escalated enough to draw the nation's attention to it. He was arrested after over 15 hours of questioning by the CBI.
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' director Milos Forman dies
Forman helmed the adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel " Cuckoo's Nest " and it went on to become a critically acclaimed film in 1975. He's survived by spouse Martina, their twin sons Andrew and James, and two youngsters from a earlier marriage.
Trump called attorney Michael Cohen on Friday
Her firm, Spears & Imes, was retained on Wednesday, she said, adding that she'd had just two hours notice of the arguments. But "the attorney-client privilege can't at the same time be used as a sword and as a shield", McKay told Wood.
Golden Knights players celebrate win, prepare for Game 2
Here's how to watch Kings vs. "I think we did a good job last game getting in on their d-men and separating them from the puck". Vegas made history in Game 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs , nabbing their first postseason goal, win, and shutout.
Priyanka Chopra's next still a mystery?
Though Priyanka didn't have much to do in the trailer, it looks handsome and really a sensitive story that's needed to be told. The actress played the villain, Victoria Leeds, in the Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron-starrer.