While Opel may be considered damaged goods in some European markets, the brand is still strong in Hungary — where it has been among the top three brands in terms of new car registrations over the past 20 years. In addition, Opel maintains ints position as the number one passenger car brand in Hungary with an impressive 11 percent market share.
The news follows the inauguration of the expansion of GM’s/Opel’s engine plant in St. Gotthard, Hungary — where Opel will produce some of the engines that will make up part of its new engine range.
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This is definitely a great observation (hat tip to Jonah) — and it’s great to see Opel performing well as far as sales are concerned. Unfortunately, the Hungarian new car market is only a fifth of those of Germany and the U.K., for instance.