Number of new executive cars sold reached 15.2 thousand in 2016 in Ireland, according to ACEA. This is 39.3 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of new executive cars sold in Ireland reached an all time high of 24.9 thousand in 2007 and an all time low of 5.12 thousand in 2009. When compared to Ireland's main peers, number of new executive cars sold in France amounted to 140 thousand, 2.19 thousand in Iceland and 430 thousand in United Kingdom in 2016.
Ireland has been ranked 16th within the group of 19 countries we follow in terms of number of new executive cars sold, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The popularity of the executive car segment has been gradually declining in Europe over the last two decades.