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The Hungarian new car market is up 4% year-on-year in August to 5.010 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 49.163 units, up 12% on 2014. These figures go up to 6.130 and 59.485 (+11%) when adding Light Commercial Vehicles. Including LCV, Ford takes the lead of the brands ranking with 13.6% share above Opel (11.2%), Suzuki (8.4%) and Skoda (8%). When removing LCV, Opel is the best-seller with 12.3% of the market, distancing Ford (11.8%), Suzuki (10.2%), Skoda (9.8%) and Volkswagen (8.2%). Surprise leader last month, the locally-assembled Suzuki Vitara is edged by the 2015 leader the Skoda Octavia in August at 302 sales and 6% vs. 334 and 6.7%. The Opel Astra rounds the podium above the VW Passat (+4) and Golf (+1) and the Ford Tourneo Custom (#6) and Transit Custom (#8) make a rare appearance inside the Hungarian Top 10.
Previous month: Hungary July 2015: Suzuki Vitara new best-seller
One year ago: Hungary August 2014: Ford Focus takes the lead
Full August 2015 Top 10 brands/Top 12 models, 8 months 2015 Top 20 models below.