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Hungary January-February 2016: Suzuki Vitara sovereign

Suzuki Vitara Hungary February 2016. Picture courtesy autonavigator.huThe Suzuki Vitara has a tight grip on Hungary where it is produced. Picture autonavigator.hu

* See the Top 20 models and Top 10 brands by clicking on the title *

Today we update Hungary for both January and February the first of a series of markets catch-ups for the start of 2016.

In January, the Hungarian new car market is up 10% year-on-year to 6.875 units including LCVs. The Suzuki Vitara starts with a bang, easily topping the sales charts with 476 registrations and 6.9% share vs. 343 and 5% for the Skoda Octavia, leader over he Full Year 2015. The Opel Astra is faithful to its third position while the VW Passat is up 5 spots on its 2015 ranking to #4 and the Ford Mondeo up 8 to #5. Notice also the Kia Sportage breaking into the Top 10 and the Dacia Logan at #17. The Vitara score enables Suzuki to take the lead of the brands ranking (Passenger cars only) with 12.2% share above Opel (10.5%), Skoda (10.4%) and Ford (9.9%). When adding LCVs, Ford swaps to #1 (13.2%) above Suzuki (9.8%) and Opel (9.3%).

Kia Sportage Hungary February 2016Discounts on the outgoing gen and the arrival of the new gen push the Sportage into the Top 10.

In February, 6.625 passenger cars were sold (+12%) or 8.134 (+12% also) including LCVs, adding up to 12.193 (+13%) or 15.009 units (+11%) including LCVs. Opel is back above Suzuki in the PC brands ranking with 11.6% share vs. 10.3% but the Japanese carmaker remains #1 year-to-date. The Suzuki Vitara remains the most popular nameplate in the country at a stable 6.8% market share, increasing the gap with the Skoda Octavia (4.2%) and becoming the only car to sell in the 4-digits after just two months (1.033 units and 6.9% share). The VW Passat retreats to #5, knocked down by the Ford Focus, the Fiat 500 jumps to #6 and the Kia Sportage improves further to #9.

Previous post: Hungary Full Year 2015: Suzuki Vitara lands at #2 in market up 14%

One year ago: Hungary January 2015: Skoda Octavia starts with a bang

One year ago: Hungary February 2015: Police order lifts Mercedes B-Class up to #7

Full January Top 20 and February 2016 Top 10 models, Top 10 brands below.

Hungary January 2016 – brands (PC only):

PosBrandJan-16%FY15
1Suzuki67712.2%4
2Opel58610.5%1
3Skoda57810.4%2
4Ford5539.9%3
5Volkswagen4397.9%5
6Dacia3556.4%7
7Toyota2855.1%6
8Kia2724.9%10
9Renault2153.9%8
10Nissan2003.6%9

Hungary January 2016 – brands (PC+LCV):

PosBrandJan-16%
1Ford90513.2%
2Suzuki6779.8%
3Opel6389.3%
4Skoda5788.4%
5Volkswagen5097.4%

Hungary January 2016 – models:

PosModelJan-16%FY15
1Suzuki Vitara4766.9%2
2Skoda Octavia3435.0%1
3Opel Astra2713.9%3
4VW Passat1732.5%9
5Ford Mondeo1582.3%13
6Ford Focus1512.2%4
7Dacia Duster1452.1%7
8Ford Transit1352.0%n/a
9Fiat Ducato1181.7%n/a
10Kia Sportage1051.5%n/a
11VW Golf1041.5%6
12Suzuki Swift981.4%5
13Ford Transit Custom971.4%n/a
14Opel Mokka951.4%14
15Skoda Rapid871.3%16
16Dacia Dokker Van871.3%n/a
17Dacia Logan831.2%n/a
18Suzuki SX4 S-Cross741.1%11
19Nissan Qashqai741.1%12
20Kia Cee’d721.0%15
21Skoda Fabia721.0%20

Hungary February 2016 – brands (PC only):

PosBrandFeb-16%Jan2016%PosFY15
1Opel76611.6%21,35211.1%21
2Suzuki68410.3%11,36111.2%14
3Skoda6419.7%31,21910.0%32
4Ford6049.1%41,1599.5%43
5Volkswagen5838.8%51,0218.4%55
6Toyota3585.4%76435.3%66
7Kia3134.7%85854.8%810
8Renault2734.1%94884.0%98
9Dacia2704.1%66255.1%77
10Nissan2553.8%104553.7%109

Hungary February 2016 – models:

PosModelFeb-16%Jan2016%PosFY15
1Suzuki Vitara5576.8%11,0336.9%12
2Skoda Octavia3444.2%26874.6%21
3Opel Astra2633.2%35343.6%33
4Ford Focus2202.7%63722.5%44
5VW Passat1942.4%43672.4%59
6Fiat 5001782.2%n/a2331.6%108
7Nissan Qashqai1481.8%192221.5%1112
8VW Golf1451.8%112491.7%86
9Kia Sportage1431.8%102481.7%9n/a
10Ford Mondeo1271.6%52851.9%613
11Dacia Duster1241.5%72691.8%77

Source: autopro.hu, autonavigator.hu, many thanks to Zsolti and Nauner for the tips.

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