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Volkswagen AG will make its VW, Skoda and Seat brands more distinct to reduce overlaps and defuse tensions within the group, CEO Matthias Mueller said.
The collapse of alliance talks between VW Group's Skoda brand and Tata Motors is a further blow to VW's efforts to develop a cheap platform for Asian markets.
BMW has picked Volkswagen executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills the hole left by Karim Habib's departure last month and helps address some of the upheaval at the luxury carmaker's styling department.
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