error: This content is protected, please contact Matt@bestsellingcarsblog.com if you would like to license for reuse.

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

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

* 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 below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

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

Ford Kuga sales surge 51% year-on-year in Hungary in September.

* Now updated with the the Top 20 best-selling brands and Top 60 models – click on title to see *

Note the August 2018 post has now been updated with a YTD Top 50 models.

After lurching up 45% due to pre-WLTP sales last month, the Hungarian new car market logically recedes 7.5% year-on-year in September to 8.888 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally crosses the 100.000 unit mark after just 9 months for the first time since 2008 at +26.5% to 104.618 units. As a reminder new car sales in Hungary fell to a paltry 54.165 units in 2010. Suzuki (-13%) reclaims the brands top spot it holds year-to-date, but for only 36 units with Ford (+31%) and Skoda (+54%) powering through in the remainder of the podium. Dacia (+46%) and Mercedes (#8) also shine in the Top 10 whereas Volkswagen freefalls 70% from #1 last month to #14 in September in true WLTP hangover form. Model-wise, for now we have access to a Top 20 SUV ranking year-to-date. It shows the Suzuki Vitara (-44%) drops harshly to just 5.3% share in September vs. 8.5% so far this year but the Ford Kuga (+51%) and Dacia Duster (+11%) show marked year-on-year gains. The Toyota C-HR shines in 5th place in the SUV segment with the new VW T-Roc (#13), Seat Arona (#15), Skoda Karoq (#17), Opel Crossland X (#18) and Hyundai Kona (#20) also strong.

Previous month: Hungary August 2018: Pre-WLTP leftovers push VW Jetta to pole position

One year ago: Hungary September 2017: Suzuki Vitara up 102% in market up 16.8%

Full September 2018 Top 20 brands and YTD Top 60 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Hungary August 2018: Pre-WLTP leftovers push VW Jetta to pole position

The VW Jetta is the best-selling nameplate in Hungary for August.

* Now updated with the Top 50 YTD models. See the Top 10 best-selling brands and models by clicking on the title *

New car sales in Hungary soar 45% year-on-year in August to 12.931 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 31% to 95.730 registrations. Here too, rushed registrations prior to the new WLTP emissions testing standards come into effect have turned the sales charts upside down. Here, it would appear the main beneficiary of these last minute discounts were private buyers with a strong 40% ratio of sales in August. Volkswagen (+221%) is up an indecent 3-fold on its August 2017 score to retain the brands pole position for the 2nd straight month ahead of Opel (+31%), Ford (+43%), Toyota (+52%) and Renault (+159%) also artificially pushed. All the while, market leader Suzuki (-30%) seems to have all its ducks in a row and no need to get rid of non-compliant cars.

Model-wise, the VW Jetta, ranked #32 over the First Half of 2018 and about to be discontinued across the European continent, conveniently bounces up to no less than the monthly pole position with 3.8% share, distancing the Dacia Duster – (+56%) managing a natural performance – and the Nissan Qashqai – artificially boosted. The VW Tiguan (#7) and renault Captur (#10) also get a pre-WLTP boost while the market leaders the Suzuki Vitara (-54%), Skoda octavia (+8%) and Suzuki S-Cross (-60%) temporarily lose share.

Previous month: Hungary July 2018: Volkswagen surprise leader, market up 29%

One year ago: Hungary September 2017: Suzuki Vitara up 102% in market up 16.8%

Full August 2018 Top 10 brands and models, Full YTD 2018 Top 50 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Hungary July 2018: Volkswagen surprise leader, market up 29%

Volkswagen is the best-selling brand in Hungary in July, and the Golf is up to #4.

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and models by clicking on the title *

The Hungarian new car market surges 29% year-on-year both in July to 12.043 registrations and year-to-date at 82.789. Volkswagen (+115%) is the surprise best-selling brand in Hungary this month at 10.9% share vs. 7.6% YTD thanks to an extravagant year-on-year uplift, overtaking the traditional leader Suzuki (-3%) at 10.8% vs. 15.5% so far in 2018. Opel (+23%) passes Skoda (+33%) and Ford (+31%) to climb onto the monthly podium, with Renault (+50%) and Toyota (+49%) also very impressive in the remainder of the Top 10 where Kia (+25%), Hyundai (+8%) and most strikingly Dacia (-27%) underperform. Over in the models ranking, the Suzuki Vitara (+11%) and Skoda Octavia (+3%) remain on top, but are joined on the podium by the Ford Kuga (+50%) while the VW Golf justifies the brand’s leadership by leaping to 4th place and breaking into the YTD Top 10. The Nissan Qashqai (+111%), Renault Clio, Skoda Rapid and Toyota Yaris also shine.

Previous month: Hungary June 2018: Suzuki, Skoda, Renault pull market up 20.6%

One year ago: Hungary July 2017: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross on podium in market up 15.8%

Full July 2018 Top 10 brands and models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Hungary June 2018: Suzuki, Skoda, Renault pull market up 30.6%

Suzuki Vitara sales soar 133% year-on-year in June.

Now updated with H1 2018 Top 40 models including LCVs, Top 10 private sales and Top 10 company sales.

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and models by clicking on the title *

New car sales in Hungary score a 30.6% year-on-year uplift in June to 14.192 units, meaning the YTD tally is now up 29% to 70.736. Local producer Suzuki continues to hold a tight grip on the Hungarian sales charts, more than doubling the market growth this month at a stunning +71% to 16.1% share, in line with the +69% and 16.3% it sports YTD. Skoda (+51%) also vastly outpace the market, overtaking Ford (+13%) to snap the 2nd place overall. Opel and Dacia (+20%) underperform, but Renault (+50%), Volkswagen (+47%) and Kia (+40%) shine, Mercedes breaks into the Top 10 and Toyota (+32%) matches the market.

The Renault Captur breaks into the Hungarian Top 10.

Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara lurches up 133% to 10.9% share, cementing its status of best-seller in Hungary and selling more than double any other nameplate in the country. The Skoda Octavia (+36%) reclaims the #2 spot it holds YTD after two months held by the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (+36%). The Dacia Duster edges up 8% but gains two spots on May to #4 vs. #7 YTD, the Ford Kuga (+47%) is back up 6 ranks on last month to #7 while Renault places the Clio (#8) and Captur (#10) inside the Top 10. The Toyota C-HR is up to #12 YTD whereas it only ranked #26 in FY2017. Detailed H1 2018 data is now available, showing the Dacia Sandero at #14, the Dacia Dokker Van at #20, Ford Ranger at #23 and Toyota Hilux at #37. The Suzuki Vitara, SX4 S-Cross and Dacia Duster are the favourites of Hungarian private buyers while Skoda dominates the company sales charts with the Octavia.

Previous month: Hungary May 2018: Vitara and SX4 S-Cross give Suzuki second 1-2

One year ago: Hungary June 2017: Opel edges past Skoda YTD, market up 11.6%

Full June 2018 Top 10 brands and models below.

Full H1 2018 Top 40 models including LCVs, Top 10 private sales and Top 10 company sales below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Hungary May 2018: Vitara and SX4 S-Cross give Suzuki second 1-2

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross posts a second month ever at #2 in Hungary.

* See the Top 12 best-selling brands and Top 35 models by clicking on the title *

The Hungarian new car market scores an incredible 13th consecutive month of double-digit gains at +17.5% in May to 12.871 registrations, meaning the YTD volume is now up 28.6% to 56.542 units. Brand leader and main local producer Suzuki manages to frankly outpace the market at +45% to 17.3% share vs. 16.4% so far in 2018, with Ford (+11%) and Skoda (+35%) following at a distance and Opel (+7%) and Toyota (+29%) rounding up the Top 5. Model-wise, Suzuki posts a second 1-2 in a row (and in 9 years!) with the Vitara up 59% to 10.6% share and the SX4 S-Cross up 66% to 4.3%. The Skoda Octavia (+5%) is stuck in third place for the 2nd month running but remains at #2 YTD. The Ford Focus (+30%), Opel Astra (+74%) and Fiat 500 (+151%) shine while Dacia manages to place the Duster at #6 (vs. #7 YTD) and the Sandero at #8 (vs. #17 YTD). Outside the Top 10, the Toyota C-HR is up 5 spots on April to #11, the Skoda Rapid is up 8 to #12 and the Hyundai i30 up 9 to #15.

Previous post: Hungary: 1993-2017 Historical Data now available

Previous month: Hungary April 2018: Suzuki posts first 1-2 in 9 years in market up 38.9%

One year ago: Hungary June 2017: Opel edges past Skoda YTD, market up 11.6%

Full May 2018 Top 12 brands and Top 35 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Hungary: 1993-2017 Historical Data now available

The Suzuki Swift held 23.5% of the Hungarian market in 1999

The direct links to 22 Historical Data post are below.

Today we are extending our Historical coverage of Hungary by 5 years, now going back to 1993 and spanning 25 years. We have added All-brands data from 1993 to 2000. Hungary is a fascinating market that has completely changed its structure over the period. While in 1993 Lada was still the most popular brand, this quickly shifted to Opel from 1994 to 1996. From 1997 up until the 2009 recession that saw the market crumble down by 60%, local producer Suzuki completely obliterated the market and placed one of its nameplate in the annual Hungarian pole position each year except 2003 (Skoda Fabia). The Suzuki Swift held an immense 23.5% market share in 1999, the Wagon R+ led in 2002, the Ignis in 2004 and back to Swift from 2005 to 2008. In 2007, Suzuki even monopolised the Hungarian podium, placing the Swift at #1, SX4 at #2 and Ignis at #3.

The Suzuki Ignis was the Hungarian best-seller in 2003 and 2004

2009 changed everything: the Ford Focus took the lead and kept it in 2010 before being passed by the Skoda Octavia in 2011. The previous generation Opel Astra, renamed Astra Classic, was the best-seller in 2012 but its discontinuation the following year left an open field for the Skoda Octavia to reclaim its throne from 2013 onwards. 2015 marked the first time in seven years that Suzuki had to wait until 2016 marked the first time in eight years a Suzuki was the best-seller in Hungary (the Vitara). The brand also reclaimed its throne that year and kept it in 2017.

Hungary Historical Data:

Note: Only Platinum Members can access the data in the Historical articles before 2017.

Hungary 1993: Last year of reign for Lada

Hungary 1994-1995: Opel best-seller, Suzuki up, Daewoo lands

Hungary 1996: Opel, Suzuki and Daewoo on top

Hungary 1997: Suzuki takes control

Hungary 1998-1999: Suzuki Swift and Opel Astra dominate

Hungary 2000: Suzuki down 12% to 21.1% in record market

Hungary 2002: Suzuki Wagon R+ best-seller

Hungary 2003: Skoda Fabia takes the lead

Hungary 2004: Suzuki Ignis in pole position

Hungary 2005: New generation Suzuki Swift starts with a bang

Hungary 2006: Suzuki celebrates 10 consecutive years at #1

Hungary 2007: Suzuki places 3 models on podium

Hungary 2008: Suzuki Swift and SX4 on top, Splash arrives

Hungary 2009: Ford Focus takes the lead in dire market

Hungary 2010: Ford Focus, Skoda Octavia and Opel Astra on podium

Hungary 2011: Skoda Octavia spreads its wings

Hungary 2012: Previous gen Opel Astra new #1

Hungary 2013: Skoda Octavia reclaims top spot

Hungary 2014: Skoda Octavia #1, Opel Mokka at world best

Hungary 2015: Suzuki Vitara lands at #2 in market up 14%

Hungary 2016: Suzuki resumes domination after 8 year-lull

Hungary 2017: Suzuki and Vitara #1 again, biggest volume since 2008

Hungary April 2018: Suzuki posts first 1-2 in 9 years in market up 38.9%

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross hits its highest ever ranking in Hungary at #2.

* See the Top 12 best-selling brands and Top 30 models by clicking on the title *

New car sales in Hungary shoot up 38.9% year-on-year in April to 12.056 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 32.2% to 43.664. Including LCV, the YTD tally is up 30.4% to 50.395 registrations. Brand leader and main local producer Suzuki vastly outperforms its “home” market, soaring 78% to 14% share, distancing Ford (+33%) at 12.2%, Skoda (+30%) at 8%, Opel (+22%) at 7.% and Toyota (+30%) at 7.4%. Inside the Top 10, Kia (+46%), Nissan (+40%) and Volkswagen (+37%) also beat the market while below, Ssangyong (+122%), Hyundai (+84%) and Jaguar (+44%) are among the best performers. Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara more than doubles its sales year-on-year (+102%), followed by the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross doing even better at +131%. Let’s pause for a minute to notice that it’s the first time since 2009 that Suzuki places two nameplates atop the Hungarian monthly charts. The last year Suzuki monopolised the Top 2 was in 2008 with the Swift and SX4. The Skoda Octavia, Opel Astra and Ford Focus round up the Top 5 with the Dacia Duster back up to #6 and the Kia Sportage up to #9.

Previous month: Hungary March 2018: Suzuki Vitara up 90% in market up 30.9%

One year ago: Hungary April 2017: Suzuki leads, Toyota, Renault shine

Full January-April 2018 Top 12 brands and Top 30 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Hungary March 2018: Suzuki Vitara up 90% in market up 30.9%

The Suzuki Vitara continues to dominate the Hungarian sales charts.

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 30 models by clicking on the title *

New car sales in Hungary are up a stunning 30.9% year-on-year in March to 12.748 units, lifting the Q1 volume up 29.8% to 31.609. Brand leader and local producer Suzuki frankly outpaces the market once again with a fantastic 54% uplift in March resulting in a 72% uplift in Q1. Ford (+27%) is back above Skoda (+35%) this month and YTD above Opel (+32%) while Toyota (+27%) overtakes Volkswagen (+18%) to land in 5th place YTD. Renault (+82%) posts the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 10 while Hyundai makes a rare appearance in the Hungarian Top 10 brands. Model-wise, the Suzuki Vitara advances three times faster than the market at +90% to 11.5% share, cementing its YTD leadership at +68% and 9.5%. The Skoda Octavia (+51%), Ford Focus (+183%), Opel Astra (+123%) and Suzuki S-Cross (+61%) follow and all beat the market. Notice also the Hyundai i30 at #10.

For the first time Datahouse and local media outlet autonavigator.hu published details of sales by channel for the Top 10 best-selling models in the country as well as re-export rates. Widespread in Eastern European markets such as Bulgaria and Estonia where car prices are lower than in other parts of the European Union, re-exporting is the practice of purchasing a car as new in a low-price country then immediately export it to other markets in the EU where it is sold at a profit as a 0km used car. Re-exports affect 13% of all new cars sold in Hungary, with the biggest culprits being Jeep (60% re-export), Nissan (43%), Fiat (36%), Ford (28%) and Renault (25%). Therefore the Ford Kuga (#6), Nissan Qashqai (#7), VW Jetta (#9) and Renault Clio (#10) disappear from the Q1 2018 Top 10 when re-exports are deducted, instead the Toyota Auris (#7), C-HR (#8), Opel Corsa (#9) and Skoda Fabia (#10) make their appearance. By channel data also shows the Vitara remains tops with private buyers above the Suzuki S-Cross and Toyota Yaris while the Skoda Octavia is king of fleet (87% of its total sales).

Previous month: Hungary February 2018: Suzuki Vitara and S-Cross beat market up 24.5%

One year ago: Hungary March 2017: Suzuki Vitara, Ford Kuga up in SUV month

Full March 2018 Top 10 brands and models and Q1 2018 Top 30 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register

Hungary February 2018: Suzuki Vitara & S-Cross beat market up 24.5%

The Suzuki Vitara holds 8.1% of the Hungarian market in February.

* See the Top 10 best-selling brands and Top 30 models by clicking on the title *

The Hungarian new car market soars 24.5% year-on-year in February to 9.962 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 30.8% to 18.853 units. Suzuki punches way above the market’s weight with a 70% year-on-year surge to 14.9% share, followed by Skoda (+24%), Ford (+31%), Opel (+10%) and Volkswagen (+38%). Kia (+78%) and Nissan (+49%) also beat the market in the Top 10 whereas Dacia is eagerly waiting for the launch of the new Duster but drops an estimated 41% in the meantime. Other great gainers year-to-date include Hyundai (+82%), Peugeot (+74%), Citroen (+49%) and Volvo (+48%).

In the models ranking, the Suzuki Vitara cements its leadership by almost doubling the market growth at +44% to 8.1% share, distancing the Skoda Octavia (+27%) while the Opel Astra is up four spots on January to #3. The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross surges 159% on February 2017 but drops one rank on last month to #4. The Nissan Qashqai is up 4 to #6, the Fiat 500 jumps from outside the January Top 30 directly to #9, the Fiat Ducato is up 13 spots to #10, the Ford Ranger up 17 to #11 while the Skoda Superb leaps up to #16 and the Renault Clio up to #20.

Previous month: Hungary January 2018: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, Toyota C-HR shine, market up 38.5%

One year ago: Hungary February 2017: Dacia Duster shines in market up 27%

Full February 2018 Top 10 brands and Top 25 models below.

Full YTD 2017 Top 30 models below.

This content is for members only.
Log In Register
Search