Experts, having studied the car market of 162 countries, have compiled the top most purchased cars in the world in 2022. Half of them are “Asians” – cars from Japan and Korea. The electric cars and products of American car industry are also popular. But first things first.
The legendary Toyota Corolla is a leader. This Japanese sedan was chosen by 840,000 buyers (629,000 from January to July). “The Corolla has overtaken its competitors by a wide margin. And that’s despite the fact that the automaker has had serious production problems this year. But if to compare with the last year, this year demand for the model decreased by 5,6 %.
The small car was first built in 1966. The modern Toyota Corolla is a fast, spacious, superbly equipped car. The ninth generation was presented in 2001.
Steadily rising in the list of best sellers cars with an electric motor. This is due to significant changes in the industry. Thus, the second line is not yet the electric car, but already hybrid Toyota RAV4.
In October, a new version for Japanese car market was released. This crossover was bought 654,000 times in 2022 (521,000 from January to July). In the SUV market, the RAV4 has become the most-bought car. But compared to last year its sales dropped by 15.6%.
The compact Japanese crossover was born in 1994 and was positioned as a youth car for outdoor activities. The RAV4 has a brutal and expressive design, daring and functional interior.
The American large pickup trucks Ford F-Series are on the third position in the world ranking. In the U.S., they have become the most popular. But in the past year, motorists chose the Ford F-Series more often. In 2022, sales were down 11.4%.
Ford Motor Company’s series of full-size pickups has been in production for 70 years. The first Ford F-Series was the most successful vehicle in the history of the concern. The new generation is available in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited configurations.
Tesla Model Y
And here are full-fledged electric cars. The fourth line is occupied by the Tesla Model Y. This electric-powered parkette has been chosen by 531,000 buyers in 2022 (512,000 from January to July), moving the model up from 22nd place in the top to fourth, showing an increase of as much as 101.6 percent.
The electric parkett was first unveiled in March 2019. It went into production in January 2020 at a factory in Fremont, S.C. It has been delivered to consumers since March 2020. The full-fledged crossover is devoid of all the disadvantages of this class of cars.
Tesla Model 3
Compared to last year, sales of this electric car increased 22.6% to 492,000 units (395,000 from January to July).
The electric five-seat sedan, developed on a new platform, was released at the end of March 2016. The model has a fairly roomy trunk due to the lack of a combustion engine.
The business-class Camry sedan from Japan’s Toyota Group was purchased 489,000 times in 2022 (383,000 from January to July). This allowed the car to take the sixth line on the list. Overall, sales of this car dropped by 4.9% compared to last year.
In 218, the eighth generation of Toyota Camry has been released. The car is made in factories in Japan, China, Thailand, Australia, USA and Russia. Inspiring interior of this car does not leave anyone indifferent.
On the seventh place is also a product of the Japanese car industry. This year the Honda CR-V Parket has sold 449,000 units (358,000 from January to July). It is 21,7 % less than last year.
A small Japanese parket has been produced since 1995. Its abbreviation is deciphered as a “compact car for rest”. Technical equipment of the vehicle meets all modern requirements.
The Chevrolet Silverado, which ranked eighth in the ranking, has sold 433,000 units. Compared to 2021, sales decreased by 4.1%.
General Motors has been producing full-size pickup since 1999. The Pussy Wagon in the movie “Kill Bill” by Quentin Tarantino is very famous. This is the same Chevrolet Silverado.
RAM brand pickup trucks were purchased by 420,000 motorists in 2021. The sales figure for this model worsened by 14.3 percent.
In terms of luxury, the RAM is approaching the level of premium passenger cars. The center console of the 2021-2022 model is made in the style of Tesla: there is a 12-inch touch screen multimedia and navigation system between two deflectors.
“The Hilux has been chosen by 416,000 buyers in 2022. That’s a 0.7% increase over last year.
The mid-size pickup is simple, functional and maintainable. With that, it has gained popularity all over the world. It was in the Hilux that TV show Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James Mayhem reached the Earth’s magnetic North Pole.
This Korean car is recognized as the most popular. And all over the world in 2022 it was purchased by 410,000 motorists (302,000 from January to July).
The compact parkette was named after the American city of Tucson (Arizona). The car easily adapts to any weather conditions due to the presence of three driving modes: “Mud”, “Sand”, “Snow”.
Also selling well in 2022 were the Japanese Nissan Sylphy (274,000 from January to July), Toyota Yaris (254,000 from January to July) and the Chinese Wuling Hongguang Mini EV (264,000 from January to July).
Chinese electric cars performed well. BYD moved from 100th place to 19th. Qin Plus sedan with an electric motor rose from 141st to 29th place.
Japanese Toyota RAV4 became the most popular crossover model. They are followed by the Korean Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, Chinese Wuling Hongguang Mini EV and German Volkswagen Tiguan.