Wolfsburg, 11 May 2012 – The Volkswagen Group has confirmed its leadership in the five largest individual EU markets, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy. According to Dataforce, a total of 155,433 vehicles from the Wolfsburg-based Group’s passenger car brands Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA were registered in the fleet market (true fleet >1) in the first quarter of 2012. The figure for the previous year was 155,221. This represents an increase of 0.1%.
With an increase of 1.3% to currently 81,846 registered vehicles, Volkswagen brand remains the unchallenged number one-ranked brand in the five largest individual EU markets. In regard to passenger car brand rankings, Audi achieved an increase of 2.9% to 48,409 registered vehicles, making it number one in the premium segment.
“The Volkswagen Group has further consolidated its market leadership in Europe. With our global structure as well as a balanced and economical portfolio of models, we can offer our customers reliable consistency in these demanding times,” said Martin Jahn, Head of Volkswagen Group Fleet International.