Hungary: 1998-2016 Historical Data now available

Suzuki Swift Hungary 1999The Suzuki Swift held 23.5% of the Hungarian market in 1999

The direct links to 16 Historical Data post are below.

I can now share with you detailed Historical Data for Hungary spanning the last 18 years. A fascinating market that has completely changed its structure over the period. Up until the 2009 recession that saw the market crumble down by 60%, local producer Suzuki completely obliterated the market: the only year when a Suzuki wasn’t the best-seller in Hungary is 2003 (Skoda Fabia)

The Suzuki Ignis was best-seller in 2004

The Suzuki Swift held an immense 23.5% market share in 1999, the Wagon R+ led in 2002, Ignis in 2004 and back to Swift from 2005 to 2008. In 2007, Suzuki even monopolised the Hungarian podium, placing the Swift at #1, SX4 at #2 and Ignis at #3! 2009 changed everything: the Ford Focus took the lead and kept it in 2010 before being passed by the Skoda Octavia in 2011. The previous generation Opel Astra, renamed Astra Classic, was the best-seller in 2012 but its discontinuation the following year left an open field for the Skoda Octavia to reclaim its throne from 2013 onwards. Suzuki had to wait until 2016 to reclaim its market leadership, placing the Vitara in pole position that year.

Hungary Historical Data:

Hungary 1998-1999: Suzuki Swift and Opel Astra kings of the road

Hungary 2002: Suzuki Wagon R+ best-seller

Hungary 2003: Skoda Fabia takes the lead

Hungary 2004: Suzuki Ignis in pole position

Hungary 2005: New generation Suzuki Swift starts with a bang

Hungary 2006: Suzuki Swift and Skoda Fabia over 10,000 sales

Hungary 2007: Suzuki places 3 models on podium!

Hungary 2008: Suzuki Swift and SX4 on top, Splash arrives

Hungary 2009: Ford Focus takes the lead in dire market

Hungary 2010: Ford Focus, Skoda Octavia and Opel Astra on podium

Hungary 2011: Skoda Octavia spreads its wings

Hungary 2012: Previous gen Opel Astra new #1

Hungary 2013: Skoda Octavia reclaims top spot

Hungary 2014: Skoda Octavia #1, Opel Mokka at world best

Hungary 2015: Suzuki Vitara lands at #2 in market up 14%

Hungary 2016: Suzuki resumes domination after 8 year-lull

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