(DETROIT) -- Marc Trahan, Executive Vice President of Volkswagen Group of America, spoke at the Automotive Press Association Luncheon Tuesday, September 17 at the Detroit Athletic Club. He stated that since 2009, Volkswagen Group of America has doubled sales in the United States. This year, as the organization readies for its next phase of growth, the company is preparing for new products and making significant investments in infrastructure and powertrain. He presented a preview of the company's latest initiatives in innovation, technology, diesel success and strategy and quality practices. Trahan also stated that diesel cars are well received in Europe because diesel is taxed less than gasoline. If diesel fuel was taxed here in the U.S. at the same amount or less than gasoline, the public would be more receptive to buying diesel cars.
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Executive Vice President of Volkswagen Group of America, Marc Trahan