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Hungary April 2023: Skoda Octavia topples Suzuki S-Cross to rank #1 YTD

The Skoda Octavia is now the best-selling car in Hungary over the first 4 months of 2023.

New car sales in Hungary dip -6% year-on-year in April to 8,530 units, a poor result given April 2022 was already down -16.9% on the year prior. The year-to-date cume is now up just 0.8% to 38,091. Toyota (+5.3%) easily remains the favourite brand in the country with 13% share vs. 14.2% so far this year. Skoda (+62.4%) soars to 10% share vs. 8.5% year-to-date while former leader Suzuki (-37.7%) implodes again but rallies back up two spots on March to #3. It still ranks at a very low #5 year-to-date vs. #1 over the Full Year 2022. Ford (-23.2%) is also in a bad way at #4 while Kia (+15.6%) very solidly closes up the Top 5. Mercedes is up four ranks on last month to #7, BMW stays at #8 and Hyundai is also up 4 to #10.

Over in the models lane, the Skoda Octavia (+262.2%) compensates for a particularly drab year-ago volume and repeats at #1, also toppling the Suzuki S-Cross (-45%) to rank in the YTD pole position. The Kia Ceed (+14.4%) rounds out the podium with 4% share just above the Suzuki Vitara (-39.9%). The Ford Tourneo Custom (+22.4%) is very solid at #5, distancing the Toyota C-HR (+13.8%) and a struggling Toyota Corolla (-31.4%). The Toyota Yaris Cross (+136%) and Hilux (+59.8%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10. Notice also the Dacia Jogger at #11, the VW Golf (+238.2%) at #18 and the Opel Corsa at #20. In the YTD charts, the MG ZS ranks #45 and the new Mazda CX-60 at #75.

Previous month: Hungary March 2023: Skoda Octavia takes the lead, Tesla Model Y in Top 10, sales edge up 3.1%

One year ago: Hungary April 2022: Suzuki S-Cross retains lead in market off -16.9%

Full April 2023 Top 20 brands, Top 50 models below and Jan-Apr 2023 Top 100 models below.

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