Dealers unhappy with new VW group models

Bamberg, Germany. German car dealers believe that Volkswagen models are now less attractive than in 2002.

This is a first result of the Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI), published by the Forschungsstelle Automobilwirtschaft (FAW), a research center based in Bamberg that specializes in the automotive industry.

According to the index the VW model range is in the lower third of a total of 26 brands.

FAW chief Wolfgang Meinig said: "The VW dealers' vote shows that for several years now they haven't seen any positive impulses regarding a more polished model policy."

He says that the situation is similar with Skoda, Seat and Audi.

Meinig also pointed out that "there will only be a slight shake-up of the model range" in 2005.

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