GERMANY is by far the largest market for minivans in Europe. Last year 103,240 units - over a third of the total - were sold there.
The Volkswagen Sharan leads the German market, followed by the Ford Galaxy and Renault Espace.
The second-largest market is France, where 60,453 were sold last year. The Espace was the segment leader, followed by the Peugeot 806 and Ford Galaxy.