SAO PAUO – German business newspaper Handelsblatt is reporting Volkswagen do Brasil Ltda. President Hans-Christian Maergner as saying Brazil is becoming less important to the auto maker’s global strategy, and some plants may be closed. VW Gol is best-selling export vehicle. Losses from Brazilian operations weighed down parent company Volkswagen AG’s balance sheet last year. VW Brazil sold 264,385 vehicles in 2003, 16.8% less than prior-year. Maergner, in the report, makes clear VW ...

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