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Hungary 2004: Suzuki Ignis in pole position

Suzuki Ignis

* See the Top 37 All-brands and Top 10 models by clicking on the title! *

New car sales in Hungary are stable in 2004 at 208.044 units (-0.2%) but market leader Suzuki sinks 15% to 16.3% share and #2 Opel is down 11% to 24.147 while Renault skids 2% to 9.3%. In contrast, the next four carmakers all gain ground, led by Skoda (+12%) above Volkswagen (+6%), Chevrolet aka Daewoo (+26%) and Ford (+34%). Lancia (+189%), Subaru (+138%), Kia (+80%), Smart (+49%), Porsche (+33%), Honda (+26%) and Mazda (+20%) impress, Dacia returns at #21 and Lexus lands at #29.

Building on an excellent start in 2003, the locally produced Suzuki Ignis becomes the best-selling car in Hungary in 2004 thanks to sales up 58% year-on-year to 19,005 units, still to this date the highest volume achieved in Hungary by any model in a single year. The Opel Astra is up 12% to grab the 2nd spot ahead of the Skoda Fabia (+4%) down 2 spots to #3. The Chevrolet Kalos, ex-Daewoo, is up 22% and 4 ranks to #4, followed by the Opel Corsa (-20%), Renault Megane (+5%) and VW Polo (-14%).

Previous year: Hungary 2003: Skoda Fabia takes the lead

Full Year 2004 Top 37 All-brands and Top 10 models below.

Hungary Full Year 2004 – brands:

PosBrand2004%/032003%Pos
1Suzuki33,85516.3%-15%39,74719.1%1
2Opel24,14711.6%-11%27,04413.0%2
3Renault19,4089.3%-2%19,8309.5%3
4Skoda17,0898.2%12%15,2047.3%4
5Volkswagen15,6657.5%6%14,8057.1%5
6Chevrolet14,6017.0%26%11,5795.6%7
7Ford14,1016.8%34%10,4985.0%8
8Peugeot13,6866.6%-6%14,5797.0%6
9Toyota12,4136.0%18%10,4895.0%9
10Fiat8,5394.1%-7%9,2174.4%11
11Citroen7,5353.6%-25%10,0944.8%10
12Seat6,1132.9%-10%6,7603.2%12
13Nissan4,2152.0%-1%4,2452.0%13
14Honda2,9051.4%26%2,3001.1%14
15Mazda2,4291.2%20%2,0161.0%15
16Hyundai1,8750.9%-2%1,9120.9%16
17Kia1,4910.7%80%8270.4%21
18Audi1,3500.6%15%1,1750.6%18
19Mercedes1,1290.5%9%1,0320.5%19
20Volvo1,1110.5%11%1,0010.5%20
21Dacia9530.5%n/a00.0% –
22BMW8610.4%7%8010.4%22
23Mitsubishi7150.3%-40%1,1910.6%17
24Lada3260.2%-26%4380.2%23
25Alfa Romeo3070.1%-27%4220.2%24
26Saab3020.1%-1%3040.1%25
27Smart1640.1%49%1100.1%29
28Lancia1620.1%189%560.0%33
29Lexus1060.1%new00.0% –
30Rover910.0%-50%1830.1%26
31Land Rover890.0%-48%1720.1%27
32Subaru810.0%138%340.0%34
33Porsche800.0%33%600.0%32
34Mini750.0%-26%1020.0%30
35Jaguar390.0%-66%1160.1%28
36Chrysler320.0%-57%750.0%31
37Tata40.0%-67%120.0%35

Hungary Full Year 2004 – models:

PosModel2004/032003Pos
1Suzuki Ignis19,00558%12,0062
2Opel Astra13,35812%11,8823
3Skoda Fabia12,5644%12,0871
4Chevrolet Kalos8,29422%6,8218
5Opel Corsa6,811-20%8,4905
6Renault Megane6,6305%6,32410
7VW Polo6,356-14%7,4187
8Ford Focus5,81012%5,20111
9Suzuki Alto4,763255%1,342n/a
10Toyota Corolla4,33020%3,603n/a

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

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