PHOENIX – Volkswagen AG says it is pleased with the sales pace of its New Beetle small car. Although sales have fallen in recent months compared with a strong sales pace a year ago, the auto maker says Beetle volumes now are near original projections. “In 1999 and 2000, our sales grew to well over 80,000 units,” says Frank Maguire, vice president-sales and marketing for Volkswagen of America Inc., at a preview of the all-new ’02 Beetle Turbo S. See related story “This year, our sales ...

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