By hiring someone who is definitely part of the scandal, VAG is putting itself into an hairy situation.
Why would you promote a Pee-Wee when you can just just hire that free agent MVP ?
The Volkswagen brand is not doing well in the Unified States of Americas, and Maximum Bob can fix that. That Matthias guy there, not so sure.
Robert Lutz knows how to sell cars to American, and VAG just missed a great opportunity to hire him and get back on track here in the U.S.