Vezess.hu has collected the average prices of nearly 20 size categories from domestic car dealers, showing how much more expensive vehicles have become. The site has compiled average prices from the last day of last year, from the smallest category to luxury models. This gives a price for the total stock, but the amount per segment is obviously the most relevant. In any case, according to the magazine, the imaginary average car cost HUF 18.2 million last year.
However, a breakdown of the prices by the more popular segments may give a more realistic picture, even though the list does not take out the premium brands from the average. The most popular segment in the domestic market for new cars is the B SUV, with players such as the Vitara, Mokka and Captur. Here, the average price was 8.7 million HUF and the price increase was 5.85 percent last year.
Similarly popular is the lower mid-range segment, with Focus, Astra as the main players and an average price of 9.5 million euros today. All this comes with an increase in price of 6.33 percent. The compact SUVs in the new Suzuki S-Cross group have now reached 11.5 million, up nearly 5 percent over last year. And the lower midsize plus class, which makes up Skoda's Octavia group, costs an average of 11.9 million, with a significant increase of 6.55 percent.
There were also significant price rises for mini-size cars such as the Dacia Lodgy, which saw an 8.25 per cent increase, bringing the price of cars up to 10 million forints. Another interesting category of company cars is the Passat, which sold for 14.3 million last year.
Among the big cars and specifically premium brands, 23.3 million is now the average price for a BMW 5, Mercedes E-Class or Audi 6. Here, too, the price increase was over 8 percent.
Finally, it is perhaps interesting to note that the prices of the biggest cars, the huge luxury SUVs such as the BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS, have hardly risen at all, with an increase of just 0.84 per cent, although this is 400,000 forints more than the average price of 46.4 million forints.