Passenger Cars Report 2017 - Executive Cars

Statista Consumer Market Outlook - Segment Report

Passenger Cars Report 2017 - Executive Cars Executive Cars are classified as Segment E in Europe and Large Cars in the U.S. The worldwide revenue of US$70.4 billion in 2017 is expected to decrease to US$66.9 billion by 2021.

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  • Passenger Cars Market Overview
  • Class Overview Executive 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 Executive Cars Market segment includes passenger cars of an average footprint around 4.6m2 (50 ft2), an average mass around 1855kg (4100lbs) and a passenger/cargo volume larger than 3.4 m3(120 ft3). Due to their high performance and comfort features, executive cars are often viewed as status symbols. A high share of the Executive Cars market consists of company cars.

  • European Car Segment: E (Executive Cars)
  • US Car Segment: Large Cars
  • Chinese Car Segment: Category B
  • Also known as: Full-size Cars, Mid-size Luxury Cars

As automobiles grew in size in the 1950’s, so did their prices rise to accommodate the cost causing a new type of vehicle to emerge. The term “Executive Cars” started to be used in 1960’s to describe large, expensive cars which target consumers who comprised largely of upper-middle class: mid-senior and senior managers, as well as other successful professionals. Due to a growth of large (family cars), fuel efficacy and other factors, many manufactures stopped producing executive cars in the 1990’s and allocated their efforts in other market segments.

Example Models: Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF, Peugeot 607, Saab 9-5, Volvo S80.

  • Language: English
  • Released: December 2017
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