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Hungary October 2018: Suzuki and Vitara top market back in positive

The Suzuki Vitara is the best-selling vehicle in Hungary in October.

* Now updated with the Top 70 models YTD. See the Top 10 best-selling brands and models by clicking on the title *

New car sales in Hungary manage to edge back up into positive territory in October at +5.4% to 10.923 registrations, a ratio it replicates year-to-date at 115.549. Brand leader Suzuki (-4%) hasn’t quite recovered from pre-WLTP just yet, also penalised by a slow changeover of the facelifted Vitara, but remains solidly in the lead at 13.5% share, distancing Ford (+10%) just as Toyota soars 42% year-on-year to hit a round 10% share in third position vs. 7.8% and #6 YTD. Dacia (+43%) up to #5, Nissan (+35%) back up to #8, Kia (+21%) at #9 and Skoda (+12%) also post fantastic results in the remainder of the Top 10 whereas Volkswagen (-45%) and Opel (-25%) struggle mightily. Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara (-2%) is back in charge after a weak September score ahead of the Skoda Octavia (+27%) and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (+27%), replicating the YTD podium while the Dacia Duster (+26%) and Fiat 500 (+63%) also post outstanding gains. Finally, at #10 notice the Toyota C-HR scoring its second ever Top 10 finish after last January (#9).

Previous month: Hungary September 2018: Ford (+31%), Skoda (+54%), Dacia (+46%) can’t prevent 7.5% drop

One year ago: Hungary October 2017: Four SUVs in Top 5, Suzuki S-Cross up to #3

Full October 2018 Top 10 brands and models, January-October Top 70 models below.

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