Small cars as a share of new cars sold reached 46.2 % in 2016 in Portugal, according to ACEA. This is 2.24 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, small cars as a share of new cars sold in Portugal reached an all time high of 46.2 % in 2016 and an all time low of 38.2 % in 2007. When compared to Portugal's main peers, small cars as a share of new cars sold in France amounted to 52.2 %, 27.4 % in Ireland and 38.7 % in Spain in 2016.
Portugal has been ranked 6th within the group of 19 countries we follow in terms of small cars as a share of new cars sold, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Small cars have become the most popular segment in Europe over the last two decades.