SAO PAULO -- Brazil’s new “old” cars, designed anywhere from 20 to 40 years ago, still sell well here. For example, the Volkswagen (truck/van) Kombi, which was introduced to the market in 1959 and since has undergone only minor changes, sold 14,900 units through November of this year. The Santana sedan, which Volkswagen AG first launched in the 1970s, enjoyed 16,100 sales in the period. Then there’s the ubiquitous compact Fiat Mille Uno, which arrived in Brazil in the early 1980s. It ...

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