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Volkswagen to blend German tech, cheaper labour to counter Skoda challenge

VW struggles to cut jobs and spending at German factories, Skoda's superior car reviews and profitability have intensified the brands' rivalry within the Volkswagen empire

Reuters  |  Berlin 

Volkswagen managers and unions are seeking to curb competition from lower-cost stablemate Skoda, move some of its production to Germany and make the Czech brand pay more for shared technology, company sources told Reuters. As VW struggles to cut jobs and spending at German factories and turn the page on dieselgate, Skoda's superior car reviews and profitability have intensified the brands' rivalry within the Volkswagen empire. VW now wants to reduce what it sees as Skoda's unfair advantages - combining German technology with cheaper labour - and reaffirm the ...

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First Published: Thu, October 05 2017. 10:40 IST