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Hungary 2003: Skoda Fabia takes the lead

Skoda Fabia

* See the Top 35 All-brands and Top 10 models by clicking on the title! *

208.430 new light vehicles found a buyer in Hungary in 2003. Suzuki remains dominant with 19.1% share, distancing Opel (13%), Renault (9.5%) and Skoda (7.3%) with Volkswagen (7.1%) rounding out the Top 5. Peugeot holds 7% of the Hungarian market in 6th place ahead of Daewoo, Ford, Toyota and Citroen.

Suzukis traditionally dominate the Hungarian car market so this is a very rare occurrence: the Skoda Fabia is the best-selling model in the country in 2003 thanks to sales surging 35% on 2003 to over 12.000 units. It is however only 81 units above the Suzuki Ignis, already #2 for its first full year in market. The Opel Astra, up 40%, stays #3 and is followed by last year’s leader the Suzuki Wagon R+, down 3 spots to #4 in spite of stable sales. The Opel Corsa is up 74% and one rank to #5, ahead of the Peugeot 206 and VW Polo.

Previous year: Hungary 2002: Suzuki Wagon R+ best-seller

Full Year 2003 Top 35 All-brands and Top 10 models below.

Hungary Full Year 2003 – brands:

PosBrand2003%
1Suzuki39,74719.1%
2Opel27,04413.0%
3Renault19,8309.5%
4Skoda15,2047.3%
5Volkswagen14,8057.1%
6Peugeot14,5797.0%
7Daewoo11,5795.6%
8Ford10,4985.0%
9Toyota10,4895.0%
10Citroen10,0944.8%
11Fiat9,2174.4%
12Seat6,7603.2%
13Nissan4,2452.0%
14Honda2,3001.1%
15Mazda2,0161.0%
16Hyundai1,9120.9%
17Mitsubishi1,1910.6%
18Audi1,1750.6%
19Mercedes1,0320.5%
20Volvo1,0010.5%
21Kia8270.4%
22BMW8010.4%
23Lada4380.2%
24Alfa Romeo4220.2%
25Saab3040.1%
26Rover1830.1%
27Land Rover1720.1%
28Jaguar1160.1%
29Smart1100.1%
30Mini1020.0%
31Chrysler750.0%
32Porsche600.0%
33Lancia560.0%
34Subaru340.0%
35Tata120.0%

Hungary Full Year 2003 – models:

PosModel2003/022002Pos
1Skoda Fabia12,08735%8,9852
2Suzuki Ignis12,006new112n/a
3Opel Astra11,88240%8,5053
4Suzuki Wagon R+10,2170%10,2091
5Opel Corsa8,49074%4,8896
6Peugeot 2067,57137%5,5434
7VW Polo7,418n/an/an/a
8Daewoo Kalos6,821new363n/a
9Renault Thalia6,64930%5,1125
10Renault Megane6,32432%4,7837
11Ford Focus5,201n/an/an/a

Source: Manufacturers, Auto-Motor, Interautonews, many thanks to Florian and Csaba.

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  1. Hungary 2003 Top 20

    Suzuki Ignis 13 812
    Suzuki Swift 12 328
    Opel Astra G 12 314
    Skoda Fabia 12 149
    Suzuki Wagon R + 10 408
    Opel Corsa 8 718
    Peugeot 206 7 864
    Volkswagen Polo 7 229
    Daewoo Kalos 6 948
    Renault Thalia 6 668
    Peugeot 307 5 312
    Ford Focus 5 122
    Fiat Punto 5 055
    Toyota Yaris 4 235
    Citroen C3 3 904
    Toyota Corolla 3 743
    Daewoo Matiz 3 633
    Volkswagen Golf V 3 407
    Seat Cordoba 3 015
    Renault Clio 2 851

    Brands

    Suzuki 39 747
    Opel 27 044
    Renault 19 830
    Skoda 15 204
    Volkswagen 14 805
    Peugeot 14 579
    Daewoo 11 579
    Ford 10 498
    Toyota 10 489
    Citroen 10 094
    Fiat 9 217
    Seat 6 760
    Nissan 4 245
    Honda 2 300
    Mazda 2 016
    Hyundai 1 912
    Mitshubishi 1 191
    Audi 1 175
    Mercedes 1 032
    Volvo 1 001
    Kia 827
    BMW 801
    Lada 438
    Alfa Romeo 422
    Saab 304
    Rover 183
    Land Rover 172
    Jaguar 116
    Smart 110
    Mini 102
    Chrysler 75
    Porsche 60
    Lancia 56
    Subaru 34
    Tata 12

    Total: 208 430

    source: Auto-Motor 2004/2

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