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New car registrations up 45% in August

New car registrations jumped 45% year-on-year to 12,931 in August, data compiled by carinfo.hu show. Total new car registrations were on the rise across the January-August period, climbing 31% year-on-year to 95,730.

Suzuki emerged as the market leader during the January-August period, selling 13,727 cars, according to state news wire MTI. Ford was the second most popular, selling 9,093 cars, with Škoda in third place with 8,340 sales.

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations were up 21% year-on-year at 14,247 in January-August. During the same period, new heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) registrations increased 20% to 4,360.