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1st Gear: Volkswagen AG's Audi will roll out 13 new or upgraded models this year, including a revamped A6 sedan, Q3 compact sport-utility vehicle and the etron electric car and expand production in emerging markets as the luxury brand aims to topple Bayerische Motoren Werke AG as the largest premium-car maker. Aww, shoot, remember when the U.S. market was, you know, relevant to anything but image?