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Hungary August 2020: Dacia smiles (+23.4%), Suzuki cries (-66.9%) in market down -30.1%

The Duster (+121.6%) helps Dacia up 23.4% in a market down -30.1%.

The Hungarian market fall accelerates again in August at -30.1% year-on-year to 10.924 units, leading to a year-to-date tally down -25.4% to 78.649. As it was the case last month, in August the particularly large decline is mostly due to record year-ago levels spurred by upcoming EU regulatory changes on 1 September 2019, which had led carmakers including Suzuki (up 5-fold in August 2019 to a record 28.4% share) to spectacularly bump up their sales. Logically, Suzuki (-66.9%) takes a beating this month but remains in the lead at 13.4% share. Ford (+1.6%) repeats at #2 with 10.9% share vs. 8.4% so far this year while Toyota (-21.3%) straggles but is up one spot on July to round out the podium and still leads the YTD ranking. Dacia (+23.4%) sports the best gain in the Top 10 at #4, with Kia (+0.2%) and Mercedes (#10) also standing out.

In the models ranking, the Suzuki Vitara (-67.2%) and SX4 S-Cross (-58%) return to the Top 2 spots but endure devastating losses just as the Dacia Duster (+121.6%) surges to the third step of the podium. The Ford Tourneo Custom (#5) and Dacia Lodgy (#6) are back up, the Jeep Renegade (#8) makes a rare appearance in the Top 10, allegedly mainly thanks to re-exports, the Kia Ceed (-7.9%) remains inside the Top 10 the Ford Puma slips out at #11.

Previous month: Hungary July 2020: Suzuki (-64.2%) engulfs market down -21.2%, Puma (#8) lifts Ford up 23.6% to #2

One year ago: Hungary August 2019: Suzuki up 408.7% to record 28.4% share

Full August 2020 Top 10 brands and Top 13 models below.

Full YTD 2020 Top 25 brands and models below.

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