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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Porsche News : Porsche To Buy Control Of Volkswagen

Porsche has set the car industry a light with plans to buy a controlling stake in VW.

This will give Porsche, the prestigious car maker access to diesel engines and more sourced components - Volkswagen are currently supplying around a third of Porsche parts and Porsche components.

The move coincides with Volkswagen buying a controlling stake in Swedish truck maker Scania which in turn now gives Porsche a very huge control over the European car industry.

But Porsche claims that Porsche are not planning to merge with Volkswagen.

The firm's chief executive Wendelin Wiedeking said: "Porsche aim is to create one of the strongest and most innovative automobile alliances in the world, which is able to measure up to the increased international competition."