At least 50 popular car models are currently unavailable in Hungary, news portal Origo reports. These include different variations of the Volkswagen Golf and Skoda Octavia preferred in Hungary.
The reason is that in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal that broke in 2015, car makers now have to comply with the new WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure) as of September 1st and models that do not have that certification cannot be sold.
In addition to the above-mentioned models, the missing certification also affects the VW T-Roc, Tiguan, Sharan, Up, Skoda Karoq, Audi Q2, A6, all Audi S and RS models as well as the TDI versions of Seat Alhambra and Seat Ateca.
It seems that most brands offered in Hungary are to some extent affected by the shortage, except the makes and models of the French PSA Groupe (Peugeot, Citroën and Opel).
Car dealers expect the problem will be solved within a few weeks.