Porsche chief Matthias Mueller is tipped to succeed Martin Winterkorn, who resigned in the midst of VW’s emissions scandal.
Embattled car-maker Volkswagen is set to name its new chief executive today, as it tries to deal with the biggest crisis in its history.
Porsche boss Matthias Mueller is expected to get the nod, replacing Martin Winterkorn, who resigned on Wednesday after it was revealed VW had fitted millions of cars and vans with software which allowed them to falsely pass emissions tests.Tags: Matthias Mueller, new boss, porsche, Volkswagen
VW’s boss will meet board members later as the firm is sued by consumers and faces a criminal probe over cheating emissions tests.
A law firm is suing Volkswagen in the US over the “defeat devices” used to fool emissions tests on diesel cars.
Lawyer Robert Clifford said the impact was “massive” and that car buyers had not got what they paid for.
He said people were also affected because of “diminution of value” – meaning their car could now be worth less.