Hungary November 2016: Renault doubles sales in market up 43%

Renault Clio Hungary October 2016. Picture courtesy quattroruoteThe Renault Clio shoots up to 4th place in November.

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After dipping into negative territory for the first time in almost 4 years last month, the Hungarian new car market is back to roaring shape with November sales up a whopping 43% year-on-year to 9.412, leading to a year-to-date tally up 24% to 86.801. Local producer Suzuki brilliantly beats the market at +66% to 11.9% share, distancing Skoda (+34%), Ford (+61%) and Opel (+10%). Dacia (+97%), Renault (+106%) and Toyota (+58%) also impress. Model-wise, despite Suzuki’s outstanding score it’s the Skoda Octavia that snaps the top spot this month thanks to 639 sales (+33%) vs. 624 for the year-to-date leader, the Suzuki Vitara (+53%). The Dacia Duster continues to evolve significantly above its 2015 level with November sales surging up 4-fold to 481 in third position. The Renault Clio (#4), Hyundai Tucson (#7) and Ford Kuga (#8) also over-perform.

Previous month: Hungary October 2016: Market down for the first time since March 2013

One year ago: Hungary November 2015: Skoda Octavia back to #1, VW Passat up to #4

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Hungary October 2016: Market down for the first time since March 2013

Dacia Duster Hungary October 2016. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukSecond podium in five months for the Dacia Duster in Hungary. 

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The Hungarian new car market marks a pause in October at -3% to 7.953 registrations, however 1.800 government sales in October 2015 meant a higher-than-normal base and the galloping growth rates should return in November according to our local correspondent. This is the first time since August 2015 that the Hungarian market does not post double-digit year-on-year gains and the first decline since March 2013 according to BSCB records. Year-to-date, Hungary sales are up 22% to 77.394 units. Local producer Suzuki remains the most popular brand in the country with 12% share, however Ford is getting dangerously close this month at 11.7%, distancing Volkswagen (9.1%), Opel (8.9%) and Skoda (8.5%). Dacia is back inside the Top 10 at #7, Hyundai stays #8 and Fiat jumps to #9. Despite sales down 32% year-on-year, the Suzuki Vitara is once again the best-selling nameplate, followed this time by the Skoda Octavia (+30%) and Dacia Duster surging 118% to #3 – the nameplate’s 2nd podium in five months. The Hyundai Tucson leaps up to #6, the new generation Opel Astra ranks 7th and the Opel Mokka is up 76% to #10.

Previous month: Hungary September 2016: 3 Suzukis in Top 4 for the first time since 2009

One year ago: Hungary October 2015: Government program lifts van sales up

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Hungary September 2016: 3 Suzukis in Top 4 for the first time since 2009

suzuki-sx4-s-cross-hungary-september-2016-picture-courtesy-autonavigator-huThe facelifted Suzuki SX4 S-Cross climbs on the September podium in Hungary. 

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The Hungarian new car market continues to gallop ahead with sales up 31% year-on-year in September to 8.229, lifting the year-to-date total up 26% to 69.444. Suzuki reclaims the helm of the brands ranking with a strong 12.1% share at 992 units, comfortably distancing Ford (9.7%), Opel (9.4%) and Skoda (9.4%) while Volkswagen (7.5%) reclaims the #5 spot it holds YTD off Toyota (6.3%). Nissan is back inside the Top 10 at #7, Hyundai remains strong at #8 but Dacia slips out. Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara holds onto the top spot by the skin of its teeth at 417 sales and 5.1% share (-30%) vs. 414 and 5% for the Skoda Octavia (+10%). Boosted by its facelift, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross leaps 113% year-on-year to third place with 2.9% share, and with the Swift at #4 Suzuki manages to place 3 nameplates inside the Top 4 for the first time since 2009. Other great performers this month include the Ford Tourneo Custom at #5 and the Opel Mokka at #7.

Previous month: Hungary August 2016: Opel overtakes Suzuki in market up 44%

One year ago: Hungary September 2015: Vitara triumphs, lifts Suzuki to #1 brand

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Hungary August 2016: Opel overtakes Suzuki in market up 44%

Suzuki Vitara Hungary March 2016. Picture courtesy autonavigator.huThe Suzuki Vitara remains the best-selling vehicle in Hungary in August.

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The Hungarian new car market shows splendid health in August with deliveries surging 44% year-on-year to 7.181 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 25% to 61.219. Opel is back above Suzuki in the brands race with 11.5% share vs. 9.6% but Suzuki retains the YTD pole position at 11.3% vs. 10.4% for Opel. Ford (+12%) rounds up the podium ahead of Skoda (+18%) while Toyota soars 66% to #5 overall, distancing Volkswagen (+16%), Kia (+57%), Hyundai and Dacia (+56%). The models podium is unchanged vs. July with the Suzuki Vitara dominant once again with 5.8% share (+39%), the Skoda Octavia (+7%) and the Opel Astra K (new generation). The Hyundai Tucson leaps up to #4 and the Kia Cee’d gains a further 4 spots to #5.

Previous month: Hungary July 2016: Suzuki Vitara leads, Ford Kuga leaps to #2

One year ago: Hungary August 2015: Skoda Octavia edges past Suzuki Vitara

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Hungary July 2016: Suzuki Vitara leads, Ford Kuga leaps to #6

Ford Kuga Hungary July 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukFord Kuga 

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The Hungarian new car market continues on its positive trend in July with sales up 15% year-on-year to 8.064, lifting the year-to-date total up 23% to 54.033. Suzuki reclaims the brands top spot thanks to 959 units and 11.9% share, distancing Opel (10.9%), Ford (10.6%) and Skoda (10.3%), a score that enables Ford to bypass Skoda to #3 year-to-date. Kia gains three spots on June to land at #6 with 4.9% share, overtaking Dacia (4.8%), Toyota (4.8%) and Renault (4.6%) while Fiat (3.3%) makes an incursion in the Top 10. The Suzuki Vitara celebrates one year since its first accession to the models pole position in July 2015. It has since topped the monthly ranking 10 times and remains the uncontested year-to-date leader in 2016 with 3.927 sales so far vs. 2.944 for its nearest competitor the Skoda Octavia. The Opel Astra K (new generation) gains two ranks on last month to land on the podium and is now inside the YTD Top 10 at #8, the Ford Kuga leaps to a very impressive 6th place overall, the Renault Clio ranks 8th and the Fiat 500 10th.

Previous month: Hungary June 2016: Suzuki Vitara and Dacia Duster hold strong

One year ago: Hungary July 2015: Suzuki Vitara new best-seller

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Hungary June 2016: Suzuki Vitara and Dacia Duster hold strong

Dacia Duster Hungary June 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Duster is the third best-selling nameplate in Hungary in June. 

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For the second  consecutive month, the Hungarian new car market posts the largest monthly total since the 2008 crisis with June up 32% to 9.685 registrations, lifting the half year result up 24% to 45.959 units. Opel slips up to first position thanks to 1.078 sales but the race is close with Suzuki, still leader year-to-date, #2 in June at 1.049 and Ford #3 at 1.024. Skoda slumps to 4th place above Volkswagen and Dacia. The Suzuki Vitara remains the most popular model in Hungary with 635 deliveries above the Skoda Octavia with the Dacia Duster brilliantly rounding up the podium with 315 sales. The new generation Opel Astra shoots up to #5 and the Kia Ceed’s gains 4 spots on May to #6.

Previous month: Hungary May 2016: Biggest monthly result since 2008 crisis

One year ago: Hungary June 2015: Suzuki Vitara on podium

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Hungary May 2016: Biggest monthly result since 2008 crisis

Hyundai i20 Hungary May 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frHyundai places both the Tucson and i20 inside the Hungarian Top 10 in May. 

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Excellent news for the Hungarian new car market in May: sales are up a stunning 45% year-on-year to 8.506 passenger cars, the highest monthly tally since the 2008 crisis hit Hungary hard. Year-to-date volumes are now up 22% to 36.267 units. Local producer Suzuki remains the uncontested leader with 11.4% share vs. 9.6% for both Skoda (#2) and Opel (#3). Volkswagen (8.3%) overtakes Ford (8.1%) to take 4th place while Hyundai shoots up to #6 with 5.9% (#16 in 2015) thanks to an outstanding score by the Tucson SUV, breaking into the Top 5 this month with 225 sales, and the i20 up to #8. The Suzuki Vitara is once again the most popular nameplate in the country with 530 sales and 6.2% share, distancing the Skoda Octavia and Ford Focus.

Previous month: Hungary April 2016: Suzuki places Vitara and SX4 S-Cross in Top 5

One year ago: Hungary May 2015: Suzuki Vitara and Ford Mondeo shine

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Hungary April 2016: Suzuki places Vitara and SX4 S-Cross in Top 5

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Hungary April 2016The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is back up to 5th place in its 2nd home: Hungary. 

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New car sales in Hungary gain 20% year-on-year in April to 8.061 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 17% to 27.760 deliveries. After years of sales dominated at 75-80% by fleet/company sales, this ratio fell to just 60.9% of the total sales this month, a good sign that private sales are starting to get a kick also. Suzuki reinforces its leadership even further with 973 sales and 12.1% share, almost two percentage points above the #2 Skoda, up two spots on March. Opel remains third, Ford drops two ranks to #4, Volkswagen stays 5th, Toyota gains one spot to #6 and Renault two to #7. Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara is untouchable at 6.7% share above the Skoda Octavia (5.5%) while the VW Passat posts another excellent score in third position overall with 3.2% share. The Suzuki SX4 S-Croos (2.9%) makes it two Suzukis in the Top 5 and the Opel Astra K makes its very first appearance inside the Hungarian Top 10.

Previous month: Hungary March 2016: Suzuki and Vitara cement leadership

One year ago: Hungary April 2015: Suzuki Vitara up to 4th place

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Hungary March 2016: Suzuki and Vitara cement leadership

Suzuki Vitara Hungary March 2016. Picture courtesy autonavigator.huSuzuki is headed towards its first annual win in 8 years in Hungary.

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The Hungarian new car market continues to display splendid health with sales up 19% year-on-year in March to 7.494 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 15% to 19.688. Thanks to the outstanding success of the Vitara, local producer Suzuki cements its market leadership with 11.8% share in March, leading to 11.4% over the first quarter (2.247 sales), comfortably ahead of Opel (2.023), Skoda (1.888) and Ford (1.847). Suzuki used to be ultra-dominant in Hungary before the Global Financial Crisis hit in 2009: the Suzuki Swift even held 23.5% of the Hungarian market in 1999 and the best-selling vehicle in the country was a Suzuki for 9 out of 10 years between 1999 and 2008 when the Swift was #1.

2015 looks like it will be the year of the renaissance for Suzuki, with the Japanese carmaker headed to a first annual win in 8 years even though it only has one nameplate in the year-to-date Top 10. Model-wise, exactly one year after its very first appearance in the Hungarian Top 10, the Suzuki Vitara is more dominant than ever: at 8.4% share thanks to 627 sales, it is getting close to selling double the amount of any other nameplate in the country. The Skoda Octavia, leader from 2013 to 2015 comes in at a distant 2nd place with 373 sales and 5% share. The Ford Focus overtakes the Opel Astra to jump on the podium, the VW Passat holds itself at a brilliant 5th position and the Ford Kuga makes a rare appearance inside the Top 10 at #9.

Previous post: Hungary January-February 2016: Suzuki Vitara sovereign

One year ago: Hungary March 2015: All-new Suzuki Vitara lands at #7

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Hungary January-February 2016: Suzuki Vitara sovereign

Suzuki Vitara Hungary February 2016. Picture courtesy autonavigator.huThe Suzuki Vitara has a tight grip on Hungary where it is produced. Picture autonavigator.hu

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Today we update Hungary for both January and February the first of a series of markets catch-ups for the start of 2016.

In January, the Hungarian new car market is up 10% year-on-year to 6.875 units including LCVs. The Suzuki Vitara starts with a bang, easily topping the sales charts with 476 registrations and 6.9% share vs. 343 and 5% for the Skoda Octavia, leader over he Full Year 2015. The Opel Astra is faithful to its third position while the VW Passat is up 5 spots on its 2015 ranking to #4 and the Ford Mondeo up 8 to #5. Notice also the Kia Sportage breaking into the Top 10 and the Dacia Logan at #17. The Vitara score enables Suzuki to take the lead of the brands ranking (Passenger cars only) with 12.2% share above Opel (10.5%), Skoda (10.4%) and Ford (9.9%). When adding LCVs, Ford swaps to #1 (13.2%) above Suzuki (9.8%) and Opel (9.3%).

Kia Sportage Hungary February 2016Discounts on the outgoing gen and the arrival of the new gen push the Sportage into the Top 10.

In February, 6.625 passenger cars were sold (+12%) or 8.134 (+12% also) including LCVs, adding up to 12.193 (+13%) or 15.009 units (+11%) including LCVs. Opel is back above Suzuki in the PC brands ranking with 11.6% share vs. 10.3% but the Japanese carmaker remains #1 year-to-date. The Suzuki Vitara remains the most popular nameplate in the country at a stable 6.8% market share, increasing the gap with the Skoda Octavia (4.2%) and becoming the only car to sell in the 4-digits after just two months (1.033 units and 6.9% share). The VW Passat retreats to #5, knocked down by the Ford Focus, the Fiat 500 jumps to #6 and the Kia Sportage improves further to #9.

Previous post: Hungary Full Year 2015: Suzuki Vitara lands at #2 in market up 14%

One year ago: Hungary January 2015: Skoda Octavia starts with a bang

One year ago: Hungary February 2015: Police order lifts Mercedes B-Class up to #7

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