Wolfsburg, Germany – Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer has taken over as head of Volkswagen’s drivetrain development unit. His predecessor, Dr. Jens Hadler, has left the company.

Dr. Rüdiger Szengel, who has been with VW since 1985, has been promoted to deputy head of Volkswagen drivetrain development, while continuing to be responsible for petrol engine development.