Global New Cars industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2017-21, and forecast to 2026). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Key Highlights

  • The new cars market consists of the initial retail sale/registration of new passenger cars. Passenger cars include saloons, hatchbacks, SUVs, 4x4s, and light pickups used predominantly in North America, and other related vehicles. The market value is calculated at retail selling price (RSP) and the market volume is given in terms of units sold. Market share data for the New Cars industry applies to motor manufacturing groups as opposed to their individual brands, i.e. for the Volkswagen Group this includes all of its brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat etc. therefore where possible, market share data represents sales figures for every brand in that manufacturing group within each country.
  • All market data and forecasts are represented in nominal terms (i.e. without adjustment for inflation) and all currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant 2020 annual average exchange rates.
  • The global new cars market is expected to generate total revenues of $2,042.4bn in 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.2% between 2017 and 2021.
  • Market consumption volume is forecast to decline with a CARC of -2.2% between 2017 and 2021, to reach a total of 77,153.9 thousand units in 2021.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the automotive industry in 2020, which had a knock-on effect on the new cars market.


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