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Volkswagen CEO survives challenge from powerful chairman

Senior supervisory board members back Martin Winterkorn, propose extending his contract

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The row between Mr Winterkorn (left) and Mr Piech remains a distraction for the carmaker as it struggles to boost profits and revamp its ailing US business.

Hamburg

VOLKSWAGEN CEO Martin Winterkorn has survived a challenge from powerful chairman Ferdinand Piech, but their row remains a distraction for the carmaker as it struggles to boost profits and revamp its ailing US business.

Mr Piech, the 78-year-old patriarch of the family that

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