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Hungary January 2018: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, Toyota C-HR shine, market up 38.5%

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross ranks 3rd in Hungary in January. 

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The Hungarian new car market starts 2018 with a bang: up 38.5% year-on-year in January to 8.891 registrations. Brands leader Suzuki does vastly better, improving by a stellar 118% on its January 2017 score to snap 14.4% of the market vs. 13% over the FY2017. Skoda also outpaces the market at +57% to 10.3% share vs. 9.1% in 2017. #1 a year ago, Ford is up “just” 22% to fall to #3 overall, distancing Toyota (+55%),  Volkswagen (+31%) and Opel (+34%). Dacia (+6%) and Kia (+18%) under-perform while Mercedes and Nissan break into the Top 10. The Suzuki Vitara, #1 in 2016 and 2017, remains the best-seller in Hungary with sales up 59% to 8.1% share above the Skoda Octavia (+49%) with the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross rounding up the podium. Outstanding performances of the Ford Kuga at #4 (+60%), the VW Jetta in runout mode at #5 vs. #35 in FY2017, the Toyota C-HR at #7 vs. #26 in FY2017 and the Toyota Auris at #10 vs. #35 in FY2017.

Previous post: Hungary Full Year 2017: Suzuki Vitara #1 again, largest volume since 2008

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

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Hungary Full Year 2017: Suzuki and Vitara #1 again, biggest volume since 2008

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Thanks to deliveries soaring 20.4% year-on-year to 116.265, in 2017 the Hungarian new car market post its first six-digit annual volume since 2008 (152.884), a milestone it passed as early as November. If Hungary is well and truly out if recession with 2017 marking its seventh consecutive year of growth, reaching 115% of the volume low of 54.165 units in 2010, we are still almost exactly halfway through to the country’s all-time high of 234.000 units established back in 2004. Considered a local due to its Esztergom factory in the north of the country at the border with Slovakia, Suzuki confirms it is back in the lead of the Hungarian brands charts with a second consecutive win thanks to sales soaring 35% to 13% share. Ford (+19%) and Skoda (+20%) evolve like the market, the latter overtaking Opel (+9%) for third place honours. The rest of the Top 11 is unchanged on 2016 with Toyota (+48%), Dacia (+43%) and Nissan (+25%) outpacing the market. Further down, Alfa Romeo (+296%), Smart (+173%), Porsche (+75%), Mini (+59%), Lexus (+57%), Ssangyong (+47%), Jeep (+42%), Seat (+39%), Maserati (+36%), Mercedes (+36%) and Jaguar (+32%) post the largest gains.

The Dacia Duster is up 48% to #3 (2018 model pictured).

The Suzuki Vitara also signs a second win in a row, beating the market with a 34% surge to 7.6% share. The Skoda Octavia (+16%) remains in 2nd place but sees its share thaw to 5.3%. Excellent performance of the Dacia Duster up 48% despite being in its final year as the first generation of the model, while the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross breaks into the annual Hungarian Top 10 for the first time, more than doubling its sales year-on-year to land at #4, knocking the Ford Focus down to #4. The Ford Kuga leaps another 60% and 8 spots to #7, the Renault Clio is up 29% to #8 and the Nissan Qashqai up 44% to #10. Outside the Top 10, the Renault Megane is up 78% to #19, the Toyota RAV4 up 135% to #21, the Hyundai i30 up 74% to #31 and the Suzuki Baleno up 47% to #38. We welcome the Toyota C-HR at #26, the Suzuki Ignis at #32, VW Tiguan at #37 and Opel Insignia at #43.

Previous post: Hungary November 2017: Skoda and Octavia take control, YTD figure above 100.000 for the first time since 2008

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

Two years ago: Hungary Full Year 2015: Suzuki Vitara lands at #2 in market up 14%

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Hungary November 2017: Skoda and Octavia take control, YTD figure above 100.000 units for 1st time since 2008

The Skoda Octavia holds 11.4% of the Hungarian market in October. 

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The Hungarian new car market is up a whopping 30.9% year-on-year in November to 12.368 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is now above 100.000 (up 21.4% to 105.421) for the first time in a full decade. The last time the annual Hungarian sales volume was a six-digit figure was in 2008 (152.884) , the market bottoming out at a paltry 54.165 units in 2010… Local producer Suzuki is not the best-selling carmaker in the country for the first time since January, this honour going to Skoda surging 87% year-on-year and four spots on October to hit a whopping 15.1% market share. This way, Skoda overtakes Opel to rank #3 brand YTD. Suzuki (+21%) follows the market but posts a low 11% share vs. 13% so far in 2017, while both Ford (+39%) and Opel (+45%) markedly improve their share vs. October 2016. Volkswagen (+18%) passes Toyota (+30%) in the YTD rank to return to the 5th place it held over the Full Year 2016. Nissan (+37%) and Kia (+82%) impress.

First appearance of the Audi A3 inside the Hungarian Top 10.

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia shoots up 120% to take the lead with a gargantuan 11.4% share, accounting for 75% of the brand’s sales in Hungary this month and selling more than all other brands in market. It is the first time since August 2015 that the Octavia dominates the Hungarian sales charts. The Suzuki Vitara is up a feeble 4% to 5.2% share but comfortably holds onto the YTD top spot at 7.4% share vs. 5.4% for the Octavia. The Opel Astra is up 143% to #4, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross up 98% to #5 and the Ford Focus up 51% to #6. Although down 16% year-on-year, the Renault Clio is up to #7 and finally the Audi A3 makes a very rare appearance – likely to be its first ever – in the Hungarian monthly Top 10 at #9.

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

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

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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%

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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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