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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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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