People

VW Replaces Group Quality Chief

Volkswagen AG has named Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, currently head of technical development for VW’s Commercial Vehicles unit, as its new head of group quality assurance, effective Feb. 15.

Business

VW Commercial Truck Unit Could Go Public

Volkswagen AG says its commercial truck group could acquire a truckmaker outside Europe and/or go public with an initial public offering. “We’re keeping all options open" on both fronts, a spokeswoman tells Reuters.

Sales

Vehicle Sales Continue to Crash in Russia

Sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia, which contracted 36% in 2015, plunged 29% to 81,800 units in January, according to the Moscow-based Assn. of European Businesses.