The Dacia Lodgy is the #1 vehicle in Hungary in February.
New car sales in Hungary edge down -1.3% year-on-year in February to 11.078 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 1.2% to 21.192. Both brands and models ranking continue to be unrecognisable as carmakers release eco-friendly cars to respect new EU emissions laws. Toyota (+50%) repeats at #1 with 10.3% share, distancing Ford (-4.7%) up 3 spots on January to #2, while Volkswagen (+33%) is down one to #3, Skoda (-8.7%) remains at #4 and Dacia (+61%) is down two to #5. Traditional leader Suzuki (-57.7%) is back up 3 ranks to a still paltry 7th place with 6.4% share, with Kia (+7.5%) breaking into the February (#8) and YTD (#9) Top 10s.
Model-wise, after ranking #5 in November and #3 in January, the Dacia Lodgy spectacularly takes the lead of the Hungarian charts thanks to a new 7.500€ government incentive for families with 3+ kids buying a 7-seater car. The Lodgy being the cheapest new 7-seater on the market, it becomes too much of a bargain to pass with the government incentive taken off. This way, the Lodgy is only 7 sales below the Toyota Corolla for the battle of YTD #1! The Skoda Octavia (-14.8%) is up one spot to #the 2 above the Corolla, with the Fiat 500 (+30.1%) up to #4 and the Suzuki Vitara (-50.2%) slowly climbing back the ladder at #5 vs. #22 last month. The other big surprise in Hungary this month is the landing of the Ford Puma directly at #7 for its very first month in market, already securing a 2.5% market share.
Full February 2020 Top 10 brands and Top 15 models below.
Full January-February 2020 Top 30 brands and Top 25 models below.