TOKYO – For the sixth year in a row, Volkswagen AG expects to be the leading seller of imported cars in Japan, once all the data is tallied for 2005. This has not been a simple or easy exercise in the mature Japanese automotive market, where imports have shown little growth overall in recent years, and five foreign luxury brands – Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volvo and Jaguar – routinely capture 45% or more of import sales. What Volkswagen has done to lead the pack here is broaden its ...

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