Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller recently announced anything that isn't "absolutely necessary will be cancelled or postponed" as part of the fallout from dieselgate but new details are starting to emerge about which models may be affected.

In an interview with Germany's FAZ, Müller specifically mentioned Bugatti but declined to elaborate.  He also said he considered a new Phaeton a necessity as it will help the brand in Asian markets such as China.

Despite the possibility that some projects could be axed, Müller suggested the company would rather just postpone things rather than kill them outright.

Besides talking about possible cuts, Müller defended his predecessor Martin Winterkorn by saying “Do you believe that a board member has the time to delve into engine software?”

Gallery: Next-generation Volkswagen Phaeton reportedly safe from being cut

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