TOKYO — Undeterred by the current doldrums in the automotive market, Volkswagen Group Japan K.K. is busily crafting a strategy to someday sell 100,000 units a year here. This would be well above the peak of 60,130 reached in 1996 and roughly twice total Volkswagen sales in Japan last year of 50,397. “Volkswagen is growing this year in a shrinking market,” says VW Japan Executive Vice President Peter Nochar, noting that the import market is stabilizing first, ahead of the market for ...

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