VW-Porche prospective merger talks come to standstill

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Two weeks after Europe's largest automaker Volkswagen AG and its smaller counterpart Porsche SE initiated negotiations regarding a prospective merger, the talks have come to a standstill. Volkswagen (VW) said that Porsche, its main shareholder, was "not ready" for the tie-up.

VW unveils its elegant Concept BlueSport Roadster

Unveiling its Concept BlueSport roadster at the Detroit auto show, Volkswagen appears to be bent upon changing the way in which the VW lineup is perceived in the US! The mid-engine roadster - nearly ready for production - is a model on the move with the ongoing trend of concept vehicles; in a segment similar to the forthcoming "budget" model by Porsche.