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Suzuki market leader in Hungary for 5th year running

Automotive

Sales of new Suzuki passenger cars in Hungary reached 14,783 last year, giving the Japanese company 11.55% market share, Magyar Suzuki communications director Zsuzsanna Bonnár-Csonka said on Monday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Sales of Suzuki's Vitara SUV model, which is produced in Esztergom, reached 6,882, Bonnár-Csonka said. Sales of the SX4 S-CROSS SUV model, also made in Hungary, came to 5,578, she added.

More than 65% of the vehicles made at the Suzuki plant in Esztergom last year were hybrids.

Among models that are not made in-country, Suzuki sold 1,401 Swift, 618 Ignis, and 194 Jimny models in Hungary.

Suzuki is the biggest Japanese investor in Hungary, plowing EUR 1.9 billion into the country over close to three decades.

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