Small cars as a share of new cars sold reached 27.4 % in 2016 in Ireland, according to ACEA. This is 5.71 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, small cars as a share of new cars sold in Ireland reached an all time high of 29.2 % in 2010 and an all time low of 20.2 % in 2008. When compared to Ireland's main peers, small cars as a share of new cars sold in France amounted to 52.2 %, 35.7 % in Iceland and 39.5 % in United Kingdom in 2016.
Ireland has been ranked 16th within the group of 19 countries we follow in terms of small cars as a share of new cars sold, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Small cars have become the most popular segment in Europe over the last two decades.