DETROIT – Volkswagen AG’s plan to develop a cross/utility vehicle for its luxury Audi marque is causing consternation at development partner Porsche AG. Porsche contends that for VW to bring a Touareg/Porsche Cayenne-derived Audi CUV to market, it must pay a licensing fee to Porsche for the engineering. VW executives are denouncing Porsche’s stance, saying the joint contract covering co-development of the Touareg/Cayenne does not require a fee if the platform is reengineered by VW to ...

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