A compact executive car is a premium car larger than a premium compact and smaller than an executive car. Compact executive car is a UK term and a part of the D-segment in the European car classification.
An executive car generally needs to be comfortable and well-equipped while also being cheap to run as a company car.They may have performance features and are often viewed as status symbols. A high percentage of the "executive cars" market share consists of corporate-owned cars, or vehicles provided by a firm for the business and sometimes private use by employees.
The "compact executive car" description is not often used in the United States, but it describes certain models imported from Europe.
The Cadillac ATS has been described as a compact executive car.The ATS is now succeeded by the Cadillac CT4.
The 1971 Triumph Dolomite is an early compact executive car.
Jaguar's first compact executive car (although larger than the 1960s' Jaguar Mark 2) was the 2001 Jaguar X-Type.Sales, however, were disappointing. The X-type was replaced by the Jaguar XE in 2014, competing in the same sector.
Alfa Romeo's models 75 and 155 are considered compact executive cars in the United Kingdom.The 1996 Alfa Romeo 156 has been classified as such. This was followed by the Alfa Romeo 159 and then the Giulia (Type 952).
An early compact executive car from Lancia is the 1972 Lancia Beta (Type 828). The Beta morphed into the Lancia Trevi, which was produced from 1980 to 1984. Following an absence from the segment for five years, Lancia returned in 1989 when the Lancia Dedra replaced the smaller Lancia Prisma. The Dedra was replaced by the Lancia Lybra, which was produced from 1998 to 2005. [ failed verification ]
An early compact executive car produced in Germany was the 1966 BMW 02 Series, followed by the BMW 3 Series in 1975.
In 1965 Audi introduced their first compact executive model Audi 72.
The 1983 Mercedes-Benz W201 range (also known as the "Mercedes-Benz 190") was the first compact executive car from Mercedes-Benz.In 1993, the W201 was replaced by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class range.
Citroën offers a compact executive with its DS 5 hatchback.
The Volvo S60 as well as its estate version Volvo V60 are considered to be compact executive cars.
An early compact executive car produced in Japan was the 1988 Mazda Persona / Eunos 300.The first Japanese compact executive car to be successful in overseas markets is the 1998 Lexus IS / Toyota Altezza.
Other Japanese compact executive cars include the Infiniti Q50 (by Nissan),Acura TLX (by Honda) and Mazda Xedos 6.
Compact executive cars produced in South Korea include the 2017 Genesis G70 and Kia Stinger.[ citation needed ]
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But it set the template. Other cars might have made the market for what would eventually be known as the compact executive saloon. One was Alfa Romeo’s 1962 Giulia saloon, another the 1971 Triumph Dolomite, but their makers failed to fully capitalise, leaving BMW to develop the compact, sporty two-door saloon that was the E21 3 Series of 1975.
Let battle commence. Up for grabs is the title of world’s best compact executive car – an award BMW’s 3-Series has made its own since the launch of the current fifth generation in 2005. [...] Waiting in the wings to snap up buyers with an eye for style, value and individuality is the Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTD.
The Lybra's death brings to an end, at least temporarily, Lancia’s offerings in the compact executive class, a line which stretches back from the Lybra to the Dedra, Prisma, Beta and Flavia/2000.
The Infiniti Q50 is a forgotten compact executive contender. It’s Nissan’s successful upmarket brand taking on Europe with a dedicated compact saloon model, and there are several attractions such as a high-quality interior and gadget-packed cockpit. Another non-obvious choice.
The Xedos 6 was the car that launched the Xedos (pronounced 'ker-see-dos') brand back in 1992, Mazda's attempt to break into the BMW, Mercedes and Audi-dominated compact executive saloon sector.