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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

Full November 2014 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full October 2014 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full September 2014 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full August 2014 Top 10 models and Top 3 brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full July 2014 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full June 2014 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full May 2014 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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

May 7th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Rapid Spaceback Hungary April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.fr Skoda Rapid Spaceback

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New car sales in Hungary are up a very healthy 20% year-on-year in April to 5,568 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 21,201 units. The Skoda Octavia keeps the lead of the models sales charts by far with 340 sales and 6.1% share, two percentage points above the Ford Focus at 4.1% and Opel Astra at 3.7%, also in this order year-to-date. The VW Golf is up 4 spots on March to #4 while the Skoda Rapid makes a beautiful appearance inside the Top 10 at #7, potentially thanks to the addition of the Spaceback hatch variant. Finally, notice the Renault Fluence pointing its bonnet at #10.

Previous month: Hungary March 2014: Dacia Duster up to #2

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Hungary March 2014: Dacia Duster up to #2

April 3rd, 2014 No comments

Dacia Duster Hungary March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Duster

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New car sales in Hungary are up a splendid 22% year-on-year in March to 6,208 registrations, bringing the 1st Quarter total to 15,633 units, up 24% on 2013. The Skoda Octavia continues to reign supreme with 423 sales and 6.8% share, adding up to 1,134 and 7.3% after 3 months, and in March the hero is the Dacia Duster up 5 spots on last month to #2 with 239 units and 3.8%, potentially boosted by its facelift. The Suzuki SX4 also shines in third position at 230 sales and 3.7% while the Opel Corsa is back up 4 ranks to #6 and 2.9%.

Previous month: Hungary February 2014: Suzuki Swift jumps up to 2nd place

One year ago: Hungary 3 months 2013: Skoda Octavia #1, Dacia Duster on podium

Full March 2014 Top 8 and YTD Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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

March 11th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki Swift Hungary February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSuzuki Swift

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New car sales in Hungary are up a magnificent 30% year-on-year in February to 5,017 registrations, which prompts questions around the amount of re-exports inside the European Union at stake here… Brand-wise, Hungary is one of the only countries in the world to still crown Opel at 679 sales and 13.5% share just above Ford (13.4%) and Volkswagen (13.2%). In the models sales charts, the Skoda Octavia sells almost double any other competitor at 368 units and 7.3% while in 2nd position the Suzuki Swift is up 6 spots on January and virtually comes back from the dead. Once ultra-dominant and the best-seller in the country from 2005 to 2008, the Swift had fallen by the wayside in the past 5 years. Could 2014 be the year of its renaissance? Answer in a few months…

Previous month: Hungary January 2014: VW Polo and Ford Mondeo up

One year ago: Hungary 2 months 2013: Opel Astra and Skoda Yeti shine

Full February 2014 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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