Volkswagen of America Inc. is unfazed about postponement of the Routan’s production restart, even though April was the minivan’s best-ever sales month. Current inventory will support near-term sales of the new-for-’09 minivan, even if there is bounce from a just-launched brand-focused ad campaign, the auto maker says. Routan output was scheduled to resume in June, ending a 6-month hiatus. Chrysler LLC’s bankruptcy-induced manufacturing pause, which could last through June, triggered the ...

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