Volkswagen Group is on pace to take the top slot in 12 out of 21 European this year.
Brands from Europe's largest automaking group were No. 1 in eight volume segments and four premium segments tracked by Automotive News Europe and market researcher Dataforce.
VW brand accounted for eight of the segment No. 1s, according to Dataforce's preliminary data, which represents about 97 percent of sales in the European Union plus ETFA countries and the U.K.