Premium-category car sales in Hungary rise nearly 10%

Automotive

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Sales of premium-category passenger cars in Hungary rose 9.5% to 12,949 last year, with German brands dominating this market segment, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Among German brands, sales of premium-category Mercedes rose the most (photo: Pixabay)

Sales of Mercedes, BMW and Audi brand vehicles accounted for 72.5% of all premium car sales.

Mercedes sales increased 25% to 4,018, Mercedes-Benz Hungária said. Mercedesʼ SUV sales were up 46%. 

BMW sales increased 16.3% to 3,140. Audiʼs premium-category sales decreased by 19% to 2,229.

Sándor Mátrabérci, brand director at importer Porsche Hungaria, attributed the latter drop to the application of the worldwide harmonized light vehicles test procedure (WLTP) emissions test to all new car registrations from September: the process of homologation has been slow.

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