FRANKFURT — Volkswagen programs to make British luxurious carmaker Bentley a subsidiary of its Audi division as it seeks economies of scale between its top-conclusion brands, German trade publication Automobilwoche claimed.
Bentley, for now overseen by the head of VW’s Porsche enterprise, Oliver Blume, will from future year be part of Audi, where by VW group Main Government Herbert Diess believes it has extra possible, Automobilwoche cited corporation sources as stating.
Synergies could involve using Audi technological know-how for a new Bentley SUV, it added.
Volkswagen, which declined to comment on the report, is reviewing the potential of its substantial-general performance manufacturers Lamborghini, Bugatti and Ducati bikes as component of broader quest for additional economies of scale as it shifts to mass making electrical cars.
Sources acquainted with the make a difference informed Reuters this thirty day period that Volkswagen was functioning on ideas to put together Lamborghini for a inventory current market listing.