SAN FRANCISCO – Volkswagen AG’s efforts to expand the VW brand into the luxury segment may have been a mistake, Audi of America Inc.’s top executive says. The comments are the latest evidence of a tussle within the VW Group, where executives appear to be second-guessing the launch of the up-market VW Phaeton luxury sedan. Audi of America Chief Axel Mees The Phaeton has been a disappointment for the VW brand, with sales this year in the U.S. totaling only 1,433 units through October, ...

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