Report: Volkswagen could be forced to sell off Lamborghini, Bentley, or Ducati following Dieselgate

Volkswagen’s far from ending its suffering from the major Dieselgate scandal over the past several months and the walls keep tumbling down as Reuters recently heard the People’s Car corporation could be forced to sell Bentley, Lamborghini, or Ducati in order to help pay for the damage control taking place over Dieselgate.

Volkswagen AG apparently pulled out a massive 20 billion euro loan through several banks to remedy the issue and pay for the PR shitstorm that would follow. All of it must be paid back within the year, though VAG is hoping for the best and planning for the worst. That worst case scenario would be sell off one of their three major luxury brands.

But that’s before Volkswagen AG lifts of MAN power engineering operations for MAN trucks.

If it hasn’t been any other indication from the constant media coverage of Dieselgate, Volkswagen has some big dues to pay for their mistake. Selling one of their top assets however is a worst-case scenario situation and the likelyhood of the it getting to this point is rather, unlikely.

Nothing has been confirmed yet obviously, but it would still be an interesting discussion to ponder about an alternative outcome of wondering what major corporation should purchase Lamborghini from Volkswagen AG, as an example.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Reuters


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  • Brian Pfister

    It’s a darn shame that VW had to cover up the fact its engines are not tier compliant. We at Capital Reman Exchange only comply with older EPA Tier Compliant diesel engines but there are cost effective ways through a catalytic converter to make an older engine up to date with newer regulations. You can check it out the reman diesel blog here http://capitalremanexchange.com/ or via any of the article page.

  • Matt M.

    Penny wise dollar foolish VW.