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Hungary Full Year 2013: Skoda Octavia reclaims top spot

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The Hungarian new car market is up by an honest 6% year-on-year in 2013 to 56,427 registrations, and for the second time in the last 3 years the Skoda Octavia is the most successful car in the country thanks to sales up 11% to 3,168 units and 5.6% share. The Ford Focus is up one spot and 3% to #2 with 2.142 units and 3.8% while the Opel Astra, leader in 2012, suffers from the discontinuation of the “Classic” 1998 model and drops 60% to 1,780 sales and 3.2% at #4.

Dacia Duster Hungary 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Dacia Duster is up to #3 this year in Hungary.

The Dacia Duster delivers one of its best performances in the world ranking-wise in Hungary: up two further spots and 29% on 2012 to climb onto the podium with 1,876 units and 3.3%. The VW Golf is boosted by the new generation, up 41% and 6 ranks to #6, the Suzuki SX4 is up 15% and 3 spots to #7 thanks to the arrival of the new ‘S-Cross’ model, and filling the gap left in the Opel range by the departure of the Astra Classic, the Corsa is up an impressive 49% and 10 spots to #9 with 2% share. Notice also the Skoda Rapid landing at #19. Brand-wise, the Top 4 best-sellers are unchanged: Opel stays on top with 10.8% share (-15%) but Skoda is catching up: +12% at 10.3% of the market, followed by Ford at 9.8% and Volkswagen at 9.1%. Big event in 7th place: Dacia (+39%) passes its ‘mother’ Renault (-18%)…

Previous year: Hungary Full Year 2012: Previous gen Opel Astra new #1

Two years ago: Hungary Full Year 2011: Skoda Octavia spreads its wings

December 2013 Top 5 and Full Year 2013 Top 20 models/brands Ranking Tables below.

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