Volkswagen of America Inc. believes the dark days are over, with sales targeted at 350,000-plus for 2000 and on a track to reach record territory within two to three years. “We went through the dark valleys five and six years ago, when we were barely hanging on,” says VWA President Gerd Klaus. “But today we keep climbing.” However, VWA is not obsessed with achieving numbers at all costs, he stresses. “We want to climb, but we want to be prudent,” Mr. Klaus says. Fueling growth will be ...

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