SANTE FE, NM – After a disastrous first half, Volkswagen of America Inc. is hoping a flurry of new products, the surging popularity of diesel engines and an innovative advertising campaign for its facelifted Beetle will jump start the brand in the U.S. VWA Executive Vice President Len Hunt is aiming to reverse a string of losing months starting with August, when the target was to sell 22,725 units – one more than last year. VW's $67,000-plus Phaeton largely has been a flop. From ...

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