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August Auto Sales: Volkswagen

HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Volkswagen of America Inc. said Tuesday that U.S. auto sales in August jumped 62.5 percent from a year ago largely on sales of Passat sedans.

BY THE NUMBERS: VW sold 41,011 vehicles last month, compared with 25,232 in August 2011.

TOP SELLERS: The company sold 15,446 Jettas, including 13,377 sedans and 2,069 wagons. The total rose 6.5 percent in a year after sales dipped 13.3 percent in July.

HOT MODELS: VW sold 10,090 Passat sedans, up from 314 a year earlier. It also sold 3,451 Beetles compared with none a year ago. VW redesigned the iconic car to give it a longer, lower profile.

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