Hungary October 2017: Four SUVs in Top 5, Suzuki S-Cross up to #3

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is up to #3 in Hungary in October. 

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The Hungarian new car market flies up 30.4% year-on-year in October to 10.366 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 20.2% to 93.056 units. Market leader Suzuki does even better though with deliveries up a whopping 62% to 14.9% share vs. 13.2% so far this year. Ford (+25%) remains in 2nd place ahead of Volkswagen (+30%), Opel (+32%) and Skoda (+30%) all matching the market. Toyota (+56%), Renault (+72%) and Mercedes (#9) also shine. Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara jumps up 71% to 8.1% share whereas at #2 the Skoda Octavia is down 1%. The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross steps up onto the podium, cementing its 4th place YTD vs. #11 in 2016. The Dacia Duster is back up to #4 and the Ford Kuga up 4 spots on September to #5, meaning there are four SUVs in the Hungarian Top 5 this month. The Nissan Qashqai (#9) and Hyundai Tucson (#10) make it six in the Top 10. In the YTD Top 30 models ranking, notice the Ford Ranger at #16.

Previous month: Hungary September 2017: Suzuki Vitara up 102% in market up 16.8%

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

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Hungary September 2017: Suzuki Vitara up 102% in market up 16.8%

The Suzuki Vitara holds 8.8% of the Hungarian market in September. 

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The Hungarian new car market is up another whopping 16.8% year-on-year in September to 9.607 units, with the year-to-date tally now up 19.1% to 82.681. Suzuki more than doubles the market growth with a 37% surge to 14.1% share in August, matching its YTD progression to 13% share. Ford (+10%) is back up two spots to the #2 rank it holds year-to-date but with a weaker 9.1% share, and Opel also trails the market at +6% to 8.5% in third place. Toyota on the other hand signs the largest gain in the Top 10 at +47%, with other great gainers including Dacia (+44%), Kia (+39%), Hyundai (+33%) and Renault (+23%). Skoda drops 15% to #6. Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara more than doubles its sales year-on-year (+102%) to hit a stunning 8.8% market share, distancing the Skoda Octavia (-11%) and Ford Focus (+62%). The Dacia Duster is  up 80% to #6, the Hyundai i30 breaks into the Top 10 at #7 vs. #47 in 2016 and the VW Golf also returns to the Top 10 at #8.

Previous post: Hungary July 2017: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross on podium in market up 15.8%

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

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Hungary July 2017: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross on podium in market up 15.8%

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is on the Hungarian podium for the 2nd time ever. Picture autonavigator.hu 

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New car sales in Hungary continue to gallop ahead in July with a splendid 15.8% year-on-year surge to 9.336 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 18.7% to 64.138 units. Market leader Suzuki vastly outpaces its “home” market (Suzukis are manufactured in Hungary) with a 40% year-on-year lift to 14.4% share vs. 12.7% year-to-date. Opel (+1%) and Skoda (+18%) both bypass Ford (-10%) while Toyota (+71%) and Dacia (+63%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10. Nissan (+30%) also shines but slips out of the Top 10 due to the arrival of Hyundai (#8). In the models ranking, the Suzuki Vitara (+32%) and Skoda Octavia (+8%) remain on top and are joined this month on the podium by the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross. This is only the second time the S-Cross manages to rank #3 in Hungary after September 2017. The Dacia Duster is up 60% to #5, the Fat 500 up 36% to #8 and the Hyundai Tucson makes a rare appearance inside the Hungarian Top 10 at #10.

Previous month: Hungary June 2017: Opel edges past Skoda YTD, market up 11.6%

One year ago: Hungary July 2016: Suzuki Vitara leads, Ford Kuga leaps to #2

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Hungary June 2017: Opel edges past Skoda YTD, market up 11.6%

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The Hungarian new car market is up another splendid 11.6% year-on-year in June to 10.820 registrations, lifting the H1 tally up 19.2% to 54.794 units. Suzuki surges 27% to hold onto the brands top spot with 12.4% share, with the Japanese manufacturer gaining 30% so far this year. Ford (+8%) is back up to the 2nd spot it holds year-to-date (+31%) while Opel (-9%) manages to overtake Skoda year-to-date to snap the third position overall. In the remainder of the Top 10 brands, Nissan (+54%), Toyota (+50%) and Renault (+25%) post the largest increases. Over in the models ranking, the Suzuki Vitara remains the most popular nameplate in the country but trails the market growth at +4%. It is followed like last month by the Skoda Octavia (-12%) and Ford Focus (+35%) with the Dacia Duster up one spot to #4, knocking down the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross to #5. The Nissan Qashqai (#6) and Fiat 500 (#8) reappear inside the Top 10 and the Renault Megane stays at a very satisfying #10.

Previous post: Hungary April 2017: Suzuki leads, Toyota, Renault shine

One year ago: Hungary June 2016: Suzuki Vitara and Dacia Duster hold strong

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Hungary April 2017: Suzuki leads, Toyota, Renault shine

Suzuki sales are up 14% in April. Picture autonavigator.hu 

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New car sales in Hungary slow down their growth pace in April at just +7.7% year-on-year to 8.681 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 19% to 33.025 after four months. Market leader Suzuki almost double the overall growth at +14% with the Vitara (+21%) solidly installed in the models pole position and the SX4 S-Cross remaining in 4th place. Skoda (-1%), Ford (+11%) and Opel (+3%) follow but the real hero this month is Toyota up 54% in 5th place, placing the Yaris in 9th position and also without a doubt benefitting from the gearing up of the C-HR. Renault also impresses with a 30% gain to 6th place and the Clio breaking into the year-to-date Top 10 at #9 while Dacia improves by a very impressive 37% with the Duster up 24%.

Previous month: Hungary March 2017: Suzuki Vitara, Ford Kuga up in SUV month

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

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Hungary March 2017: Suzuki Vitara, Ford Kuga up in SUV month

The Ford Kuga is up to third place overall in Hungary in March. 

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New car sales in Hungary continue to catch up on pre-2008 recession levels with a 32.3% jump in February to 9.924 units, leading to a 23.6% year-to-date improvement to 24.346. Local producer Suzuki confirms it is the crowd’s favourite, frankly outpacing the market at +55% to 1.377 sales and 13.9% share. Ford (+68%) and Skoda (+34%) also run faster than the market, followed by Opel (+24%) and Toyota (+66%). Volkswagen (-4%) registers the only decline in the Top 10 brands. Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara posts yet another monthly victory with no less than 7.8% market share vs. 7.3% so far this year in what can be qualified as an SUV month: below the Skoda Octavia (+28%), we find the Ford Kuga up 122% to #3, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross up to #4 vs. #7 YTD and the Nissan Qashqai up 89% to #5 vs. #10 YTD. The Ford Fiesta (#6) and Dacia Duster (+44%) also shine.

Previous month: Hungary February 2017: Dacia Duster shines in market up 27%

One year ago: Hungary March 2016: Suzuki and Vitara cement leadership

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Hungary February 2017: Dacia Duster shines in market up 27%

Dacia Duster  

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New car sales in Hungary are up 21% year-on-year in February to 8.000 registrations, with Suzuki reclaiming the top spot it held over the FY2016 thanks to deliveries up 27% to 872. Opel gains three spots on last month to land in 2nd place, Skoda is up 25% year-on-year but stays in third place and last month’s leader, Ford, tumbles down to #4 despite deliveries up 24% on February 2016. Inside the Top 10, Dacia gains a gargantuan 167% to #5 while Toyota is up 53% to #5 but all other manufacturers underperform, with Volkswagen (-10%) and Kia (-12%) in negative. Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara remains the top seller at 560 units but the Dacia Duster surges 289% to #2, knocking the Skoda Octavia (+22%) down to #3 ahead of the Ford Focus (+27%), The Opel Astra K is down three spots to #6 and the Renault Clio is up 4 to #10.

Previous month: Hungary January 2017: Ford up 27% to snap top spot off Suzuki

One year ago: Hungary January-February 2016: Suzuki Vitara sovereign

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Hungary January 2017: Ford up 27% to snap top spot off Suzuki

The Ford Kuga is up to #5 in Hungary this month.

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Excellent start of the year for the Hungarian new car market with sales up 15% to 6.418 units. Ford is the surprise leader this month with deliveries shooting up 27% to 11% share, a fair distance above last year’s leader Suzuki at 9.1% (-13%). Worse: the Japanese carmaker only snapped the 2nd spot by the skin of its teeth: Skoda (+1%) and Volkswagen (+33%) are only 3 and 5 units below respectively… Toyota surges 86% to hit 8.3% share in 6th place, catching up to Opel at 8.5% (-6%) while Fiat breaks into the Top 10 at #10 vs. #12 over the Full Year 2016. Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara remains clear leader despite a 5% drop, ahead of the Skoda Octavia (+3%) and Opel Astra K. The Ford Focus (#4) and Kuga (#5) justify Ford’s brand leadership this month, with the Opel Astra J not having said its last word at #10.

Previous post: Hungary Full Year 2016: Suzuki resumes domination after 8 year-lull

One year ago: Hungary January-February 2016: Suzuki Vitara sovereign

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Hungary Full Year 2016: Suzuki resumes domination after 8 year-lull

Suzuki Vitara Hungary 2016. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auThe Vitara is the first Suzuki to lead the Hungarian charts since 2008. 

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The Hungarian new car market continues to recover from the now-distant financial crisis of 2009-2010, with sales up another 25% in 2016 to 96.555 units (excluding commercial vehicles) after gaining 14% in 2015 and 23% in 2014. Strikingly, despite six consecutive years of growth since the low of 2010 (54.165 units), Hungarian sales are still a far cry from its all-time high of 234.000 units established back in 2004… Considered a local due to its factory in Esztergom in the north of the cpuontry at the border with Slovakia, Japanese carmaker Suzuki used to obliterate the Hungarian market before the crisis – it held a mammoth 23.5% market share in 1999 – but had faltered so far this decade. 2016 marks the first year since 2009 that Suzuki returns to the pole position in Hungary, both in the brands and the models ranking with the Vitara.

lada-4x4-hungary-2016Lada returns to Hungary and ranks 21st in 2016.

Suzuki doubles the market growth this year at +50% to hit 11.7% share vs. 9.7% a year ago, going from #4 in 2015 to #1 this year and the only carmaker above 10% share. Ford (+26%) gains one spot to #2 but Opel (+6%) drops from the top spot to #3 and sees its share thaw from 10.4% to 9.7%. Skoda (+12%) also drops two to #4. Inside the Top 10, Toyota (+42%), Dacia (+40%) and Renault (+41%) all beat the market while outside, Jaguar (+203%), Land Rover (+105%), Jeep (+98%), Hyundai (+76%), Lexus (+67%), Alfa Romeo (+64%) Honda (+59%) and Mercedes (+35%) are the most impressive. An interesting return is Russian carmaker Lada after a few years of absence in the country. With a lineup composed of the antediluvian 4×4 (aka Niva), the Granta and the Kalina, Lada sells 1.155 units and ranks #21 in between Mitsubishi and Seat: a reasonable score indeed.

Opel Astra Hungary 2016Opel Astra sales are up 46% in Hungary in 2016. 

Thanks to sales up 75% to 6.538 for its first full year of sales, the new Vitara becomes the first Suzuki to lead the Hungarian sales charts since the Swift did so in 2008. It has a safe 1.250 sales margin over last year’s Nb. 1, the Skoda Octavia up just 11% to 5.5% share. Thanks to the new generation, cumulative sales of the Opel Astra shoot up 46% to hit 4.3% share but the nameplate remains in third place above the Ford Focus (+15%), Dacia Duster (+56%) and VW Passat (+31%). The Renault Clio breaks into the Top 10 at #9 – it didn’t rank in the 2015 Top 20, the Hyundai Tucson lands at #13 for its first full year in market, the Toyota Yaris is up 62% to #14 and the Ford Kuga up 50% to #15. The Suzuki Baleno, a 2016 launch, points its bonnet in 48th position.

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

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

One year ago:Hungary Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia #1, Opel Mokka at world best

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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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