Porsche seeking more power and influence at Audi

Three Porsche heads will join Audi’s supervisory board at its annual meeting on May 7. Porsche’s CEO Wendelin Wiedeking, CFO Holger Härter and the grandson of Porsche’s founder Ferdinand Piëch will all sit in to discuss further cooperation between the two.

Wiedeking has previously said that Porsche will share electronic architectures, platforms and vehicle distribution with the Volkswagen Group.

“In the future, we will share parts the customer doesn”t perceive, as we successfully did with the Cayenne,” Wiedeking said.

According to Automotive News, Porsche is looking to Audi for a version of the new Q5 to compete with the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK. The two are also working closely to develop the next-generation Audi TT and the Porsche Boxster.

Volkswagen currently builds the bodies for the Porsche Cayenne SUVs alongside its Touareg and Audi’s Q7 at its Slovakia plant in Bratislava.


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