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Hungary January 2020: Toyota and Corolla snap historic wins, Dacia Lodgy #3 in market up 4.1%

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling vehicle in Hungary in January.

Hungary is one of the rare European Union market to be in positive in January, edging up 4.1% year-on-year to 10.113 units (11.891 including LCVs), but the brands ranking gets completely reshuffled by the new emissions average EU rules. Toyota (+146.4%) unleashes its hybrid lineup and hits a fantastic 12.9% share this month, to be compared with 6.9% (#5) over the FY2019. Volkswagen (+53.3%) and Dacia (+60.8%) also surge ahead to 11.6% and 8.2% share respectively. Peugeot (+100%), Renault (+84.4%) and Fiat (+68.9%) also start the year spectacularly in the remainder of the Top 10, as does Citroen (+186.5%), Tesla (+2200%), Porsche (+325%) and Land Rover (+88.9%) further down. In contrast traditional market leader Suzuki (-79.6%) completely implodes to #10 brand for the month as none of the new mild hybrid Vitara and S-Cross were available for most of the month. Opel (-34.8%), Ford (-28.4%) and Skoda (-15.1%) also struggle in the Top 10, as do Audi (-35.7%), Nissan (-35.3%) and Mazda (-34.5%) further down.

The Dacia Lodgy ranks #3 in Hungary in January.

The Hungarian model takes a completely new shape in this start of year, with Toyota placing the Corolla and Yaris atop the charts – for what is probably the first ever Hungarian monthly win of the Corolla – and the Dacia Lodgy scoring a surprising third place. The reason the Lodgy is ranking that high and a lot of MPVs are up this month (Opel Combo Tour #10, Peugeot Rifter #26, Citroen Berlingo Multispace #29…) is because of a new 7.500€ government incentive for families with 3+ kids buying a 7-seater car. The Skoda Octavia (-30.6%) and Renault Clio (+82.8%) round out the Top 5 above the Fiat 500 (+20.4%) and Hyundai Kona. The Suzuki Vitara, #1 in Hungary for the past four years, sinks to #21 while the SX4 S-Cross is outside the Top 30.

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Full January 2020 Top 10 brands and Top 30 models below.

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