Passenger Cars Report 2017 - Medium Cars

Statista Consumer Market Outlook - Segment Report

Passenger Cars Report 2017 - Medium Cars Medium Cars are classified as Segment C in Europe and Compact Cars in the U.S. The worldwide revenue of US$260.1 billion in 2017 is expected to increase to US$300.4 billion by 2021.

What's included?
  • Passenger Cars Market Overview
  • Class Overview Medium Cars
  • The best performing makes in this class
  • Market KPI comparison: Revenue, volume sales and growth rate
  • Country ranking, including Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, the United States and China

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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

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.

  • Language: English
  • Released: December 2017
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