After researching the car market in 162 countries, the experts of Focus2move compiled a list of the most bought cars in the world in 2022. It is curious that more than half of them are “Asian” – cars from Japan and Korea. Electric cars and creations of the American car industry are also quite popular and find a place in this Top 11. But first is:
1. Toyota Corolla
At the top is the legendary Toyota Corolla. This Japanese sedan has been chosen by 840,000 buyers. The Corolla is ahead of the competition by a wide margin. And this is despite the fact that this year the automaker had serious production problems. But compared to the previous year, this year the demand for Corolla has decreased by 5.6%. The compact car was first produced in 1966.
2. Toyota RAV4
This SUV confidently rises to the list of best-selling electrified cars. This is due to the significant changes in the industry. So, in the second position is still not an electric car, but the hybrid Toyota RAV4. In October, a new version was launched for the Japanese car market. This crossover was bought by 654,000 people in 2022. In the SUV market, RAV4 became the most purchased car. But compared to last year, its sales have decreased by 15.6%. The compact Japanese crossover was born in 1994.
3. Ford F-Series
In third place in the world ranking are the American large pickup trucks Ford F-Series. In the USA, they are the most bought. But in 2022, sales are down 11.4%. The Ford Motor Company line of full-size pickup trucks has been in production for more than 70 years. The first Ford F-Series is the most successful car in the history of the concern.
4. Tesla Model Y
And here are the full-fledged electric cars. The fourth place is occupied by the Tesla Model Y. This SUV with an electric motor was chosen by 531,000 buyers in 2022, which allowed the model to rise from the 22nd place to the 4th place, showing an increase of as much as 101.6%. The electric SUV was presented for the first time in March 2019. Serial production started in January 2020 at a factory in the American city of Fremont. Delivered to users from March 2020.
5. Tesla Model 3
Compared to the previous year, sales of this electric car increased by 22.6% and amounted to 492,000 units. The electric five-seater sedan, developed on a new platform, was released at the end of March 2016. The model has quite spacious trunks due to the lack of an internal combustion engine.
6. Toyota Camry
The business class sedan Camry of the Japanese concern Toyota was bought 489,000 times in 2022. This allowed this car to step on the sixth line on the list. Overall, compared to last year, Camry sales were down 4.9%. In 218, the eighth generation of Toyota Camry was released. Cars are produced in factories in Japan, China, Thailand, Australia, USA.
7. Honda CR-V
In seventh place is also a car, the work of the Japanese automobile industry. The Honda CR-V SUV this year shows sales of 449,000 copies. This is 21.7% less than last year. The compact Japanese SUV has been produced since 1995. Its abbreviation means “compact recreational vehicle”.
8. Chevrolet Silverado
The Chevrolet Silverado, ranked eighth, sold 433,000 units. Sales volume compared to 2021 decreased by 4.1%. General Motors has been producing this full-size pickup truck since 1999.
9. Dodge RAM
420,000 people bought RAM pickups in 2021. Sales of this model have deteriorated by 14.3%. In terms of luxury, the RAM approaches premium passenger cars. The central console of the 2021-2022 model is made in the style of Tesla: between the two deflectors there is a 12-inch touchscreen for multimedia and navigation.
10. Toyota Hilux
Hilux was chosen by 416,000 customers in 2022. This is 0.7% more than last year. Mid-size pickup – simple, functional and easy to maintain. This makes it popular all over the world. It was on the Hilux that the presenters of Top Gear reached the North Magnetic Pole of the Earth.
11. Hyundai Tucson
This Korean car is recognized as the most bought in Russia. Globally, it was purchased by 410,000 drivers in 2022. The compact SUV is 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” and “Snow”.
Also selling well in 2022 are Japan’s Nissan Sylphy (274,000 Jan-July), Toyota Yaris (254,000 Jan-July) and China’s Wuling Hongguang Mini EV (264,000 Jan-July). China’s electric vehicles are showing good results and are experiencing serious growth. For example, the BYD model moved from 100th place to 19th, and the Qin Plus electric sedan climbed from 141st to 29th place. Examples of all these cars and information about their prices in our country can be found in a rich collection on the largest car website in Bulgaria mobile.bg
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