A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

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Seat Alhambra

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Toyota Verson
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Volkswagen Group chairman Dr Martin Winterkorn is said to be examining whether the reorganised company would still need a Group-level executive for sales, marketing, production and China. Photograph: Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg News

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Boom models include the Jeep Renegade (above), Renault’s Captur and the BMW X5

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New Superb Combi estate boasts a 660-litre boot.

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Over 90 per cent of buyers who financed their new car with a PCP (Personal Contract Plan) from VW Bank in 2012 are opting for another PCP when their contracts mature. Photo: Bloomberg

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Standing in the dock of Newtownards Magistrates Court, 25-year-old Matthew Gillard was charged with kidnapping his partner, false imprisonment by holding her against her will, common assault, assaulting a police officer and driving dangerously

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