DETROIT — European automakers experience a stellar 1999 sales year in the U.S. market. Volkswagen AG heads the list, with U.S. sales jumping 43.6%. Unit sales numbered 315,563 compared to 219,679 in 1998. Jetta and Passat sales increased 45.6% and 73.5%, respectively. VW's luxury brand, Audi, sold a total of 65,959 cars, up 38.8% over 1998. The company has sold 5,139 TT coupes since last May and will add a TT convertible this year. Fellow German automakers Porsche AG, BMW AG and ...

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