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.
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 .
President Donald Trump is reiterating his title to supply different nations sort out additional of the burden in Syria . White House spokesman Raj Shah said Friday afternoon that Trump "is going to hold the Syrian government accountable".
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 .
Meanwhile, Russia's ambassador has accused the British authorities of destroying evidence in the Salisbury nerve agent attack. He said only Russian Federation had the "technical means, operational experience and the motive" for the attack.
Tristan was seen getting cosy with a pretty brunette at PH-D Lounge, a rooftop bar in Manhattan, over the weekend. In 2017, Lamar said: "When I became Khloe Kardashian's man and on TV, it made me look more enticing".
Users will be able to select a date when the email will expire, after which the receiver will no longer be able to see the email. The publication's report notes that email services have to be compatible with multiple email providers and email clients.
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.
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.
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.
The Allahabad High Court has ordered that the deceased's body should not be cremated, if already not done so. Meanwhile, the wife of accused MLA, Sangeeta Sengar, who met Director General of Police, O.P.
Veranda's Willems-Crelan rider Goolaerts was taken to hospital in Lille following a crash during the 257-kilometre race. The AP explains the Paris-Roubaix race's difficulty by noting that almost half the riders didn't even finish in 2017.
Cardi B's debut album sets new Apple…
Her debut album Invasion of Privacy has landed on top of the Billboard 200 with over 250k moved in the first week. Cardi B herself has been slammed with rumors of Offset cheating on her, so she had some advice for the new mom.
Commonwealth Games: 'Ronaldo' spotted on bowling green
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.
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.
Bayern Munich Appoint Kovac As Manager
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 .
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.
Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE:DAL): Are Analysts Bullish?
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