NEW YORK – The first quarter has been less than kind, but Volkswagen of America Inc. appears confident 2003 will shape up to be a pretty good year nonetheless. New Touareg SUV puts VW in full light-vehicle range. "I believe in my heart that we will beat 2002 (volume) by the end of the year," VWA President Gerd Klauss says, despite the slow start that has seen group sales slump 10.8%. The second half of the year will be much better, he predicts. Much of his optimism ...

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