Lower-medium cars as a share of new cars sold reached 30.5 % in 2016 in Ireland, according to ACEA. This is 6.81 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, lower-medium cars as a share of new cars sold in Ireland reached an all time high of 38.2 % in 2008 and an all time low of 30.5 % in 2016. When compared to Ireland's main peers, lower-medium cars as a share of new cars sold in France amounted to 27.7 %, 24.0 % in Iceland and 25.0 % in United Kingdom in 2016.
Ireland has been ranked 6th within the group of 19 countries we follow in terms of lower-medium cars as a share of new cars sold, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The popularity of the lower-medium car segment has been rising in Europe over the last two decades.