VW Is in Too Much of a Hurry to Move On

The German carmaker has ambitious plans, but it still needs to make a clean break with its past.

Glory days.


Volkswagen made every effort to leave its diesel emissions scandal behind this week. It planned to announce a $10 billion deal with U.S. car owners and a fix for their cars, hold a general shareholders' meeting on Wednesday and settle down to implement its new strategy, announced on June 16. VW's management and top shareholders haven't, however, done enough to turn the page, and that's coming back to haunt them.

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