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Hungary October 2015: Government program lifts van sales up

Opel Vivaro Hungary October 2015. Picture courtesy autopro.huThe Opel Vivaro surges to third place overall in Hungary in October.

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This month new Hungarian car sales are heavily skewed by a government program providing vans to villages – the village caretaker program (“falugondnoki program”) and helping lift the overall market up 30% year-on-year to 9.776 registrations – including 8.192 passenger cars and 1.584 LCVs. The year-to-date total now stands at 76.844 units, up 13% on the same period in 2014. Brand-wise, Volkswagen takes the lead with 12.2% share, mainly thanks to a government-pushed outstanding score by the Transporter (#2) and good holds from the Golf (#8) and Passat (#9). Opel (11.4%), Ford (11.1%) and Suzuki (10.6%) follow. The locally assembled Suzuki Vitara is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the third time in the past four months with 722 sales while the Opel Vivaro – at #3 and 4% share – and Renault Trafic – at #4 and 3.8% – surge to never-seen-before heights thanks to the Hungarian government.

Previous month: Hungary September 2015: Vitara triumphs, lifts Suzuki to #1 brand

One year ago: Hungary October 2014: Fiat 500 and Opel Mokka up

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