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  • Revenue in the Medium Cars market segment is projected to reach US$301,849m in 2020.
  • From an international perspective it is shown that most revenue will be generated in China (US$112,875m in 2020).
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The Medium Cars Market segment includes family passenger cars of an average footprint around 4.1m2 (44 ft2), an average mass around 1420kg (3130lbs) and a passenger/cargo volume between 2.8 m3 and 3.1 m3 (100 ft3 and 109 ft3).

  • European Car Segment: C (Medium Cars)
  • US Car Segment: Compact Cars
  • Chinese Car Segment: Category B
  • Also known as: Small Family Cars

Background:
Medium sized cars existed since 1930’s but they rose in popularity only in 1950’s. In the USA at that time, Ford’s market research unit recognized the large potential of this market and started targeting college educated, higher-income individuals as well as families buying more than one car. In Europe, this market is also known as “Golf Segment”, due to dominance of Volkswagen’s Golf in the last quarter of the twentieth century.

Example Models: Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Citroën C4, Fiat Bravo, Fiat Doblo Panorama, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Kia Cee'd, Lancia Delta, Mazda 3, Nissan Qashqai, Opel Astra, PEUGEOT 308, Renault Megane, Renault Scenic, Seat Altea XL, Seat León, Škoda Octavia, Škoda Roomster, Toyota Auris, Volkswagen Golf.

in-scope
  • Family passenger cars - Medium cars
  • Premium compact models
out-of-scope
  • Compact SUVs
  • Sports models
Medium Cars Report 2020

Medium Cars Report 2020

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Vehicle Sales by make (2020)
-17.0% yoy
13,615.1t
Revenue by make (2020)
-17.3% yoy
US$301,849m

Vehicle Sales by make

in the Medium Cars market in thousand vehicles

Reading Support Medium Cars unit sales are expected to reach 11,274.8t in 2023.

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Revenue by make

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Reading Support Revenue in the Medium Cars market segment is expected to reach US$301,849m in 2020.

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Analyst Opinion

A medium-sized car offers a compromise between small and large cars, and is one of the most sought-after cars, after small SUVs. This is due to their affordability, compactness, ease-of-use and family friendliness. Medium cars are surely here to stay, and with the introduction of a wide variety of choices for consumers to choose from by manufacturers such as Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, vehicle sales accruing from the Medium Cars segment would continue to increase. 

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Average Price

in the Medium Cars market in US$

Reading Support The volume weighted average price of Medium Cars in 2020 is expected to amount to US$22,170.

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Global Comparison - Revenue

in the Medium Cars market in million US$

Reading Support With a projected market volume of US$112,875m in 2020, most revenue will be generated in China.

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1. China
2. United States
3. Germany
4. Japan
5. India
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Key Market Indicators

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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
0-14 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-14) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
15-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 15-24) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
Consumer spending, per capita (current prices)
Average consumer spending per capita of private households in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Transport
Consumer spending per capita for transport (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). This group inlcudes the purchase of vehicles, maintenenace of vehicles as well as transportation services. | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Consumer price index (CPI)
Consumer price index (CPI) for a weighted basket of goods and services. The weights of the components vary by country according to local consumption patterns. The base year (100) has been set to 2017 for all countries, the base year of the input data may vary. | Source: Statista, based on IMF WEOD
Price level (U.S.=100)
Estimated price level index for all goods and services for individual private consumption (U.S.=100). Data has been extrapolated from the last iteration of the World Bank's International Comparison Program (ICP) using inflation data (GDP deflator). The indicator is valued at the current exchange rate of the respective year versus the US$. Numbers above 100 signal that prices are on average higher in this region than in the U.S., numbers below would mean prices in this region are on average lower than in the U.S. | Source: Statista, based on World Bank, IMF, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Transport
Estimated price level index for transport (U.S.=100). This group inlcudes the purchase of vehicles, maintenenace of vehicles as well as transportation services. Data has been extrapolated from the last iteration of the World Bank's International Comparison Program (ICP) using inflation and exchange rate data . The indicator is valued at the current exchange rate of the respective year versus the US$. | Source: Statista, based on World Bank, IMF, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Recreation, culture
Estimated price level index for recreation and culture (U.S.=100). Data has been extrapolated from the last iteration of the World Bank's International Comparison Program (ICP) using inflation and exchange rate data . The indicator is valued at the current exchange rate of the respective year versus the US$. | Source: Statista, based on World Bank, IMF, Eurostat and national statistical offices
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Passenger km (road) in pkm
Total movement of passengers on roads using inland transport on a given network. Data are expressed in passenger-kilometres per-capita, which represents the transport of each one passenger on a distance of one kilometre. | Source: Statista, based on OECD
Passenger km (rail) in pkm
Total movement of passengers by rail using inland transport on a given network, data are expressed in passenger-kilometres per capita, which represents the transport of each one passenger on a distance of one kilometre | Source: Statista, based on OECD
Air passengers in m
Number of passengers carried by air transport in the selected region | Source: Statista, based on ICAO, World Bank
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Trade (% of GDP) in %
Sum of exports and imports of goods and services in relation to total gross domestic product (GDP) | Source: Statista, based on World Bank, OECD
Households in m
The indicator shows the total number of private households in the selected region. Households denote residential communties of people living and keeping house together. Business facilities as well as institutional housholds (like unversity dormitories or retire homes) are not counted as households. | Source: Statista, based on national and international statistical offices
Urban population share in %
Estimated share of the total population in the selected region living in urban areas | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
GDP, per capita (current prices)
Gross domestic product (in current prices, constant exchange rate) of the selected region per capita | Source: Statista, based on IMF, World Bank, European Commission, OECD, ADB
Source: Statista, November 2020
Source: Statista, November 2020, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat

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We collect over 32 million data points from various sources, including but not limited to company reports and websites, vehicle registries, car dealers, and environment agencies. The data is modelled and forecasted using machine learning techniques in combination with the experience and knowledge of a team of international analysts, in order to produce the best market estimates and predictions. 

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