GVR Report cover Medium Cars Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Medium Cars Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Fuel Type (Petrol, Diesel, Electric), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-940-2
  • Number of Report Pages: 70
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Forecast Period: 2022 - 2028 
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global medium cars market size was valued at USD 235.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% from 2022 to 2028. Medium cars or compact cars are gaining popularity as consumers are highly inclined towards having cost-effective, convenient, and environmentally-friendly choices, which will drive the market globally. In addition, compact cars provide better fuel effectiveness and are simple to drive and stop in streets comprising heavy traffic. The majority of automakers are introducing automatic transmissions in medium cars to enhance the entire driving experience with the help of continuously advancing technology, which will further propel the market growth globally. Furthermore, innovative designs and competitive pricing of compact cars from manufacturers to appeal to the consumers of this segment will further boost the market growth in the near future. 

 U.S. medium cars market size, by fuel type, 2019 - 2028 (USD Billion)

New product developments with technological advancements and innovative designs with eye-catching color combinations are attracting consumers and fueling the growth of the compact car market. Rising disposable income, increasing spending on personal mobility, and continuously falling technology prices will benefit the compact car market for years to come. The insertion of battery-electric cars and hybrid electric cars from automakers and rising demand for the same from customers further propel the market growth.

Growing environmental concerns and surging fuel prices are driving consumers to prefer lightweight and economical cars, which is anticipated to drive the market in the coming years. Customization facilities offered by several automakers, such as the selection of colors, wheel rims, and digital screens, to attract consumers will accelerate the compact cars market growth. The growing middle-class population all across the globe and their increased inclination towards personal vehicles will create a rising demand for medium cars in the near future.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the passenger car market is having a negative effect on global sales. To control the spread of the coronavirus, many countries have imposed strict and judicious blocking and the disruption of international trade in the country during the period. This results in restrictions on leaving home without previous employment, which reduces the sale of medium-sized cars in the global market. However, as things get back to normal, compact cars are expected to witness increasing consumer demand in the near future.

Fuel Type Insights

Petrol-based medium cars held the largest revenue share of over 45.0% in 2021 and are expected to register a substantial growth rate from 2022 to 2028. Petrol-based medium cars are gaining popularity over diesel-based cars due to better functionality and a more smooth driving experience. In addition, petrol-based cars require much less maintenance than their counterparts, which, in turn, is anticipated to propel the petrol-based cars market growth. However, increased inclination towards green fuel will hamper the expansion of the petrol-powered car market in the future.  

The electric segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 14.3% from 2022 to 2028. Consumers’ growing demand for electric vehicles with new product developments and the latest technological advancements will drive the market. In addition, growing environmental concerns related to the air pollution caused by petrol and diesel-based vehicles are increasing around the world. In order to tackle the issue, many governments are taking initiatives and encouraging consumers to adopt electric vehicles. Battery-based electric vehicles and hybrid plug-in electric vehicles are anticipated to witness significant demand in the future.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific held the largest revenue share of over 45.0% in 2021 and will continue to grow at a substantial rate over the forecast period. Compact cars are highly popular as this region has a large working population. China, India, and Japan are significantly contributing to the compact cars market growth in this region. The presence of global top brands as well as local big players and the growing disposable income of rising middle-class families will fuel the regional market growth. Growing establishments in electric-based cars, especially in China, will further boost the market growth in this region in the near future. 

 Global medium cars market share, by region, 2021 (%)

Europe is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 7.1% from 2022 to 2028. An increase in disposable income, the presence of top brands, increased spending on luxury, and consumers’ increased inclination towards having personal mobility options will boost the regional market growth. The growing trend of electric-based compact cars and new product developments will further propel the regional market growth in the coming years.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market has been characterized by intense competition owing to the presence of a large number of regional and global players. Manufacturers are involved in new product developments and technological advancements to gain a presence in the market. Top western automakers shifted their production facilities to developing nations to tap into the market and gain benefits from low production facilities. Some prominent players in the global medium cars market include: 

  • Stellantis NV

  • Toyota Motor

  • Renault

  • Volkswagen

  • Hyundai Motor Company

  • Kia Corporation

  • Suzuki Motor Corporation

  • General Motors (Chevrolet)

  • Ford Motor Company

  • BMW Group

  • Honda Motor Company, Ltd.

Medium Cars Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 249.7 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 363.1 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.4% from 2022 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Fuel type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Russia; Italy; China; Japan; India; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Stellantis NV; Toyota Motor; Renault; Volkswagen; Hyundai Motor Company; Kia Corporation; Suzuki Motor Corporation; General Motors (Chevrolet); Ford Motor Company; BMW Group; Honda Motor Company, Ltd.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global medium cars market report based on fuel type and region:

  • Fuel Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Petrol

    • Diesel

    • Electric

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Russia

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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