SAO PAULO -- In the fight for Brazil’s annual sales title, Fiat Auto SpA in 2001 topped Volkswagen AG for the first time since 1979, when Fiat first began operations in the country. At least according to the National Assn. of Automotive Manufacturers (Anfavea). While Fiat sold 411,812 units, Volkswagen claimed sales of 415,535. The catch is VW included sales of its Audi unit. Without Audi, Volkswagen sales totaled 403,082 units, which put Fiat in the No.1 position. Anfavea does not count ...

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