In the wake of the diesel emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is open to the possibility of selling its trucks division.
The announcement was made by a VW trucks spokeswoman, who said: “We’re keeping all options open in regards to expanding overseas, about a possible takeover as well as about a stock market listing“, writes Reuters.
Truck brands owned by Volkswagen include Scania and Man and the company’s plans were to integrate and combine them with its commercial vehicles, under the close watch of former Daimler manager, Andreas Renschler, who was hired by the group two years ago, but in the meantime, Germany-based manufacturer has been caught cheating pollution tests.
“Dieselgate” has made VW reconsider its strategy and in between developing new vehicles and apologizing in a number of ways, the automaker proposed a series of fixes for the 8.5 million models affected in Europe. The first one to be recalled will apparently be the Amarok pickup truck, powered by the 2.0-liter TDI engine, and the 2.0-liter TDI Passat should follow.
Overseas, Volkswagen submitted its plan to fix the 3.0-liter V6 powered vehicles, such as the 2009-2016 VW Touareg, 2013-2016 Porsche Cayenne, Audi A7, 2014-2016 Audi A6, A8, A8 L, Q5 and 2009-2016 Q7. However, federal regulators have to approve the proposed fix and so far, they rejected a similar attempt on the 2.0-liter diesel units, last month.
Volkswagen Group’s portfolio includes brands like Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Ducati, VW and VW commercial vehicles.