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Hungary February 2015: Police order lifts Mercedes B-Class to #7

March 3rd, 2015 No comments

Mercedes B-Class Hungary February 2015. Picture courtesy autosvilag.comHungarian Police Mercedes B-Class

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The Hungarian new car market continues on its excellent run so far in 2015: up another 18% year-on-year in February to 5,914 registrations, 7,255 including LCVs. The brands ranking is unchanged on last month, with Skoda leading the way at 14.9% share above Opel at 12.6% and Ford at 11%. The Skoda Octavia remains the most popular nameplate in the country thanks to an excellent 666 sales and 11.3% share, followed by the Ford Focus at 4.1% and the Opel Astra at 3.7%. The Suzuki Swift is down two spots to #4 but remains #2 year-to-date for now. The Opel Mokka is back inside the Top 10 at #8 as is the Ford Kuga at #10, but the surprise of the month comes from the Mercedes B-Class up to a very unusual 7th place with 166 sales and 2.8% share, the large majority of it due to an exceptional police order as pictured above.

Previous month: Hungary January 2015: Skoda Octavia starts with a bang

One year ago: Hungary February 2014: Suzuki Swift jumps up to 2nd place

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Hungary January 2015: Skoda Octavia starts with a bang

February 4th, 2015 No comments

Skoda Octavia Hungary January 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Skoda Octavia accounts for 7% of all new passenger cars sold in Hungary this month.

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The Hungarian new passenger car market is up 11% year-on-year in January to 4,898 registrations,  up 18% to 6,254 units including LCVs. This month is favourable to German premium automakers, with Mercedes up to #7 and 4.2% share and Audi at #10 and 3.1%. Skoda still dominates with 12.9% share above Opel (12.8%) and Ford (11.3%). Including LCVs, Ford takes the lead with 14.4% above Opel (11.8%) and Volkswagen (10.3%). The Skoda Octavia starts the year in a very satisfying way, holding 7% of the market thanks to 343 sales ahead of the Suzuki Swift also very strong at 5.5% and the VW Golf at 3.9%. Notice also the Fiat 500 up to #7 and the Nissan Qashqai up to #9.

Previous post: Hungary Full Year 2014: Skoda Octavia #1, Opel Mokka at world best

One year ago: Hungary January 2014: VW Polo and Ford Mondeo up

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

January 14th, 2015 No comments

Opel Mokka Hungary 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deOpel Mokka

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The Hungarian new light vehicle market is up a robust 23% year-on-year in 2014 to 83,413 registrations including LCVs. Ford dominates with 13% share above Opel at 12.2% and Volkswagen at 8.5% and the Skoda Octavia is the most successful nameplate in the country for the 2nd year running with just under 4,000 deliveries, followed by the Ford Focus like in 2013 while the Opel Astra is back on the podium thanks to sales up 36%, knocking the Dacia Duster down to #4.

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Hungary 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSuzuki SX4 S-Cross

The Opel Corsa is up 55% to #6, the Skoda Rapid up 76% to #8, the Opel Mokka breaks into the annual Top 10 of its first country in the world thanks to 1,259 sales, excellent start of the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross at #11 with 1,197 deliveries and the Ford Mondeo is reborn: up 47% to #13. Now that Light Commercial Vehicles are included in the models ranking we welcome the Fiat Ducato at #8, the Ford Ranger at #18 and the Ford Transit at #19.

Previous month: Hungary November 2014: Fiat 500 on podium

One year ago: Hungary Full Year 2013: Skoda Octavia reclaims top spot

Two years ago: Hungary Full Year 2012: Previous gen Opel Astra new #1

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Hungary November 2014: Fiat 500 on podium

December 3rd, 2014 No comments

Fiat 500L Hungary November 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frFiat 500L

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New car sales in Hungary are up a dynamic 19% year-on-year in November to 5,916 deliveries, bringing the year-to-date total to 61,520 units, up 20% on 2013. Ford reclaims the brands leadership off Opel with 749 sales and 12.7% vs. 683 and 11.5% while Skoda passes Volkswagen to rank #3 with 8% share vs. 8.8%. Toyota, Dacia and Suzuki follow. The Skoda Octavia confirms it is the prime choice of Hungarian car buyers with 311 sales and 5.3% ahead of the Ford Focus at 4.4%, now also #2 year-to-date like in 2013. The Fiat 500 family (sales including the 500L) jumps onto the podium thanks to 249 units sold for a 4.2% market share, keeping in mind only 3% (!) of all Fiats purchased in Hungary in November were private sales, the rest (97%) going to companies including rental fleets. The Opel Mokka lodges a third consecutive month inside the Hungarian Top 10, gaining one further spot on October to a best-ever #8 and now just below its stablemates the Opel Astra (#6) and Corsa (#7).

Previous month: Hungary October 2014: Fiat 500 and Opel Mokka up

One year ago: Hungary November 2013: Ford Focus #1, Opel Antara in Top 10

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Hungary October 2014: Fiat 500 and Opel Mokka up

November 7th, 2014 No comments

Fiat 500 Hungary October 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frFiat 500

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Hungarian new car sales continue on their path to recovery: up 19% year-on-year in October after a 26% increase in 2013 to 6,151 registrations, pushing the YTD total to 55,604 units, up 20% on 2013. In the brands ranking, Opel reclaims the pole position it held in FY2013 and holds in YTD2014 thanks to 866 sales and 14.1% vs. 727 and 11.8% for Ford, #1 in September. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia resists in first place in spite of slower sales at 4.3% share vs. 5.8% YTD. The Ford Focus and VW Golf are each up one rank on last month to land at #2 and #3 respectively, knocking the Suzuki Swift down to #5 as the Opel Corsa gains two spots to #4. The Fiat 500 reappears inside the Top 10 for the 2nd time in the past 3 months at #6 with and excellent 3% share while the Opel Mokka improves on September to a best-ever 9th place, its third ever time in the Hungarian Top 10.

Previous month: Hungary September 2014: Suzuki Swift and Ford Kuga shine

One year ago: Hungary October 2013: Suzuki SX4 confirms #2 spot

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Hungary September 2014: Suzuki Swift & Ford Kuga shine

October 2nd, 2014 No comments

Suzuki Swift Hungary September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Suzuki Swift is up to 2nd place this month in Hungary.

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After gaining 32% in September 2013, sales of new passenger cars are up a further 18% year-on-year in Hungary in September to 5.527 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 49,453 units, up 20% on 2013. Sales of Light Commercial Vehicles for their part are up an even more impressive 39% to 1,275 units. Ford overtakes Opel to become the most popular brand in the country this month at 14.4% share vs. 13.6% however if last month the Ford Focus was the best-selling nameplate in Hungary, in September the Skoda Octavia reclaims the top spot it also holds year-to-date thanks to 297 sales and 5.4%. The Suzuki Swift impresses: up 6 spots on August to land at an excellent 2nd position with 247 units and 4.5%, a ranking it had not held since February. The Ford Focus is down to #3, the Mondeo up to #5 and the Kuga makes its first appearance in the Hungarian Top 10 at #8 with 150 sales and 2.7%. Finally, notice the Opel Mokka pointing its bonnet in 10th place with 2.6% of the market.

Previous month: Hungary August 2014: Ford Focus takes the lead

One year ago: Hungary September 2013: Suzuki SX4 up to second place

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Hungary August 2014: Ford Focus takes the lead

September 2nd, 2014 No comments

Ford Focus Hungary August 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frFord Focus

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New passenger car sales in Hungary are up a solid 14% year-on-year in August to 4,797 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 43,926 units, up 20% on 2013. However keep in mind that this growth is almost exclusively fuelled by demand from businesses and not private buyers. No less that 78% of new cars in Hungary were registered by businesses in August. For example, 87% of Ford sales were to businesses, 83% of Volkswagen, 96% of Fiat, 92% of Skoda and 79% of Renault, but ‘only’ 56% of Dacia. Unofficially, re-export continues to also play a key role in ensuring the Hungarian new car market is on the up. The Ford Focus is the best-selling model in the country in August thanks to 245 sales and 5.1%, above the Skoda Octavia at 222 units and 4.6% – still leader year-to-date with 2,651 sales and 6% share. The Suzuki SX4 is up to #3, the Fiat 500 up to #6 and Ford Mondeo up to #9. (Note the table below includes LCVs)

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Previous month: Hungary July 2014: Opel Astra confirms pole position

One year ago: Hungary July 2013: Fiat 500 up to third place

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Hungary July 2014: Opel Astra confirms pole position

August 5th, 2014 No comments

Opel Astra Hungary July 2014. Picture courtesy of autonavigator.huThe Opel Astra is the most popular model in Hungary for the 2nd month running.

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The Hungarian new car market continues its recovery: up 22% year-on-year in July to 6,125 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 39,129 units, up 21% on 2013. The Opel Astra manages to keep the year-to-date leader the Skoda Octavia at bay for the 2nd month in a row, however its advantage this month is only two units at 287 vs. 285, both models holding a 4.7% market share. The Octavia’s year-to-date crown is safe at 2,429 sales and 6.2% vs. 1,583 and 4% for the Astra, overtaking the Ford Focus for 2nd place in 2014. The Dacia Duster is once again extremely solid and rounds up the podium at 215 sales and 3.5%, among its best ranking in the world along with Romania, Morocco and Russia. The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross shines and breaks into the Top 5 on its own, with the VW Polo and Transporter making a rare appearance inside the Top 10.

Previous month: Hungary June 2014: Opel Astra in the lead, Mokka in Top 10

Previous year: Hungary July 2013: Fiat 500 up to third place

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Hungary June 2014: Opel Astra in the lead, Mokka in Top 10

July 3rd, 2014 No comments

Opel Mokka Hungary June 2014Opel Mokka

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New car sales in Hungary are up a magnificent 24% year-on-year in June to 6,278 registrations, adding up to 33,250 so far in 2014, up an equally encouraging 22% on 2013. For the first time since BSCB follows this market monthly (18 months), the Opel Astra takes the lead of the models ranking thanks to 393 sales and a very strong 6.3% share, overtaking the Skoda Octavia, still year-to-date leader, down to #2 with 302 units and 4.8%. The Dacia Duster is back inside the Top 10 and on the podium at #3, kicking the Suzuki SX4 down to #4. The Ford Fiesta also makes a reappearance among the country’s 10 most popular vehicles at #8 while for the Opel Mokka it is the first time it ever appears at this level at #10 with 115 sales and 1.8% share. Brand-wise, Opel logically leads the way above Ford, Volkswagen, Skoda and Dacia.

Previous month: Hungary May 2014: Skoda Rapid and Opel Antara shine

One year ago: Hungary June 2013: Skoda Octavia takes off, Dacia Sandero #7

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Hungary May 2014: Skoda Rapid and Opel Antara shine

June 8th, 2014 No comments

Opel Antara Hungary May 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frOpel Antara

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New car sales are up a very healthy 15% year-on-year in May in Hungary to 5,771 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 26,972 units, up a strong 21% on 2013. These figures however remain way below pre-crisis levels of about a decade ago as pictured below. Another element curbing the overall enthusiasm is the fact that so far this year 78% of all new car sales have gone to companies and only 22% to private buyers. In this context, the Skoda Octavia confirms it is by far the preferred choice in Hungary with 368 sales and 6.4% share, adding up to 1,842 and 6.8% year-to-date.

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The Opel Astra takes the second spot in May at 215 units and 3.7%, helping Opel grab the #1 spot in the brands ranking. The Suzuki SX4 continues to impress and jumps back onto the podium at #3 with 170 sales and 2.9% while the Skoda Rapid reaches never-seen before heights, up a further 3 spots on April to land at a beautiful 4th spot with 2.9% share. Finally notice the Opel Antara back in the Top 10 at #8 and 2.1%, making Hungary the only country in the world with the FYR of Macedonia to allow this SUV relatively regularly inside its 10 most popular vehicles.

Previous month: Hungary April 2014: Skoda Octavia #1, Rapid up to #7

One year ago: Hungary May 2013: Dacia Duster threatens Skoda Octavia for #1

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