The change in leadership is only part of a larger restructuring effort that has been underway (at least in part) since shortly after the full scope of the company's diesel emissions fiasco came to light.
The 64-year-old Mr Mueller will be replaced before Volkswagen's annual general meeting on May 3, the Bild newspaper said yesterday.
Volkswagen is more complex than most of its peers, with the Porsche-Piech families de-facto controlling the manufacturer and the state of Lower-Saxony - home to the company's headquarters and VW's main factory - owning 20 per cent.
The magazine cited an insider close to the supervisory board who interpreted Diess ambition to lead the Volkswagen Group and Volkswagen brands simultaneously as motivated by the CEO's desire to continue to exert direct influence over the development of the company's flagship brand.
Volkswagen admitted in 2015 it had rigged millions of diesel engines to cheat on emissions tests. The latest results showed that the core VW brand posted sharply increased profits for 2017, even if the costs for dealing with the diesel emissions scandal remained high across the group.
"He launched an ambitious reform plan, including investing billions of euros in electric vehicles, but has struggled to push through changes aimed at creating a more efficient and focused company". Amid opposition from labour leaders, he failed to sell motorbike maker Ducati a year ago.
Mueller's contract as CEO at Volkswagen had been expected to run through the end of 2019, so a change now would represent a substantial reduction in his tenure at the head of the firm.
As CEO, Mueller led Volkswagen through the aftermath of the scandal, which included billions in fines and penalties and USA criminal charges against several executives, to record sales and strong profits.
Volkswagen is similar to other large companies in Germany, which, under a policy known as co-determination, or Mitbestimmung, requires supervisory boards to grant equal representation to workers and members elected by shareholders.
Its statement said the truck and bus division, the fourth business group, would be made ready for capital markets, a step that could include selling shares in the division.
Mr Diess will likely face similar challenges to get Volkswagen's stakeholders to unite.
Müller, as well as other current and former VW Group executives, may still be under investigation by German authorities for their roles in the scandal. He then joined BMW, working his way up to board level via a three-year stint running the company's Oxford plant.
Blake endured a disappointing 2017, missing out on a World Championships medal in the 100m and failing to make the 200m final. Simbine's gold medal is the first time the crown for the 100m Final in the Commonwealth Games has left the Caribbean.
Against this backdrop and in the absence of pluralism, including in the media, the election lacked genuine competition. The ruling New Azerbaijan Party claimed Aliyev's victory two of hours after polls closed.
For Boston on Tuesday, it was all about Chris Sale who dominated the Yankees with eight strikeouts in six innings of one-run ball. Brock Holt walked and Betts cleared the bases with his shot over the Green Monster to put the Red Sox up 14-1.
Apple chose to ditch support for 32-bit devices with iOS 11 and it promised to make a similar move for Mac apps as well . For this, one needs to go to the Apple menu and select This Mac, and then click the System Report button.
She also criticized the lack of "political courage coming out of Albany" for not having already legalizing marijuana in NY . We have people, particularly African-American men, sitting in jail for something that white people do with impunity".
We see more of Qi'Ra ( Emilia Clarke ), someone who I'm sure has a huge role in the film and the development of Han's character. While not a huge Star Wars fan, I'll admit that this trailer is a much better look at the film than we've received in the past.
Boxing: Two Indian boxers Manish Kaushik in the 60 kg and Gautam Solanki in the 52 kg category reached the finals today. Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara had no chance in the final with Mary Kom as she lost the fight in a 5-0 point.
On Friday, Modi had accused Congress of resorting to divisive politics and announced BJP's hunger strike as a protest. Prime Minister Modi will observe a day-long fast over disruptions during the budget session of Parliament.
Residents of Damascus, the capital, woke to the sounds of multiple explosions shaking the city before the dawn call to prayer. Trump has also said the the U.S.is prepared to continue the attacks until the Syrian regime stops using chemical weapons .
Kovac who is a former Croatia worldwide played 34 Bundesliga matches for Bayern from 2001 to 2003, scoring three goals . After former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel rejected an offer, announcing he will join a big European club overseas .
Mark Ruffalo notes that Downey is the "godfather" of this whole endeavor, and even sneaks in a little Hulk hug for his comrade. " Avengers: Infinity War isn't opening for another two weeks, but the Marvel title is already on a record-breaking track".
Cardi B's debut album sets new Apple…
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Searchers Find Woman's Body in Eel River
The 31-metre drop killed the women, both 39, and their children Markis Hart , 19; Jeremiah Hart , 14; and Abigail Hart , 14. The mother said she took a closer look and saw that three of Heaven's front teeth were missing and her top lip bruised.
Trump lawyer Cohen seeks delay in porn star's lawsuit
Prosecutors on April 9 executed search warrants on Cohen's residence, home, safety deposit box and electronic devices. Davidson said Cohen argued that the women had waived attorney-client privilege by going public with their stories.
Camaro receives facelift, first ever Turbo 1LE version
For a long time now, the sixth-gen's biggest strength has been its fantastic drivetrain and even better interior build quality. The 2019 Chevy Camaro lineup is getting a slight overhaul with new designs and updated tech and performance features.
Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE:DAL): Are Analysts Bullish?
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Markets Right Now: Early rally mostly fades on Wall Street
In individual stocks , Facebook remained in focus as the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified on Capitol Hill for second day. Stocks are clawing back much of the ground they lost in an early tumble and are trading mixed at midday on Wall Street .