Volkswagen of America Inc. is targeting sales of 100,000 Passats in calendar 2001, a 25% gain from the 80,000 units sold in 2000. VWA is launching the revamped Passat as an '01-1/2 model. A virtually identical '02 version will roll out in September. The redo takes the car upscale with a more refined look, an improved ride and a 20-hp boost for its base 4-cyl. engine (now rated at 170 hp). The car also gets six air bags, including side curtains. Prices start at $21,750, up $300 from ...

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