ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S.A. — Frank Maguire, vice president sales and marketing for Volkswagen of America Inc. (VWOA), has a goal to sell 100,000 Passats in 2001. That's 25% more than the 80,000 units sold in 2000. But VW hopes a new generation Passat that moves the brand further upscale will spur a surge in sales. The new '01 Passat now on sale is an evolutionary model that stresses refinement in design, comfort and ride. Only the roof and doors remain from the 2000 model design. There are ...

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