With ten first places, the Volkswagen Group again took pole position as the most successful company at the Fleet Awards 2007 honoring the best fleet models and fleet service companies in a total of 18 categories. Well over 5,000 readers of the specialist journal “Autoflotte” cast their votes prior to the official ceremony which took place during the AMI motor show in Leipzig. Apart from the ten “gold medals”, the Volkswagen Group was also awarded six second and four third places.
Readers of the specialist journal awarded Volkswagen Group brands first place a total of nine times in the twelve automobile categories alone. Audi took four first places with the A3 and A6 models in the lower and top mid-class segments and the Q7 in the offroader/SUV segment. The Audi A8 took pole position in the luxury class for the fourth time in succession.
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand received the awards for the Fox in the mini segment and the Passat in the mid-class segment, as well as for the Touran Eco Fuel in the alternative drivetrain category. The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Caddy was voted the best compact utility van. In the importers ranking, readers voted the Skoda Octavia the winner in the lower mid-class segment.
To round off the list of awards for the Group, Volkswagen Leasing was voted the best leasing and fleet management company in the service category.
“With these awards, the Volkswagen Group brands have once again impressively confirmed the outstanding position of our products in fleet business. This is particularly gratifying given that these awards are conferred by specialist fleet managers and fleet service companies,” commented Dr. Stefan Brungs, Head of Volkswagen Group Fleet International.