VIENNA – Volkswagen Group Rus is taking over distribution of the SEAT brand in Russia. Until now, SEAT was VW’s only volume brand not sold via the auto maker’s Russian subsidiary. Distribution has been handled by an independent Polish importer. Only 1,037 SEAT cars were sold in Russia through September, up 56.4% from like-2010. VW’s Spanish subsidiary ranks No.46 in sales in the country, and the brand’s market share is a minuscule 0.05%. During the same period, Volkswagen Group sold ...

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