AUTOSHOW-UPDATE 1-Volkswagen eyes 2012 US sales above 500,000 cars


(Adds details on sales) NEW YORK, JAN 8 - Volkswagen aims to sell more than 500,000 vehicles in the United States this year, surpassing the half-million mark for the first time in 39 years on the back of its new Passat and Beetle models. Reaching the half-million mark equates to double-digit sales growth for Europe's biggest carmaker in the U.S. market, the second-biggest in the world after China. Jonathan Browning, Chief Executive of Volkswagen Group of America, told a news conference that ...

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