Opel passenger car sales up 57.6% in Hungary

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Opel Magyarország, the Hungarian subsidiary of German car producer Opel, reported sales of 7,578 new passenger cars and small commercial vehicles in Hungary in the first nine months of 2014. This translates as a 57.6% increase in sales in the passenger car market, managing director Gábor Koncz told Hungarian news agency MTI.

Opel Magyarország is expecting to raise the number of new cars sold to above 10,000 this year. Opel is a leader in the Hungarian passenger car market with a share of 13.59%.

Opel launched serial production of small gas engines at its base in Szentgotthárd in western Hungary in July. The launch completed the product palette at Opel's €700 mln plant which began operating early in 2013. The plant is capable of turning out an annual 650,000 1.4-, 1.6- and 1.8-liter gasoline and diesel engines, but output is expected to reach 560,000 units by 2016.

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