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Ten Best-Selling Car Models Worldwide In 2022

Ten Best-Selling Car Models Worldwide In 2022

In 2022, the global automobile market faced unprecedented challenges. Many automakers struggled and their goals were out of reach.

Toyota Motor Corporation (TYO:7203) sold 10.4830 million vehicles, the most of any automaker for the third year in a row, but sales fell 0.1% year on year. 

Volkswagen Group sales fell 7% to approximately 8.3 million vehicles, the lowest level in nearly 11 years; Hyundai Motor Co. (KRX:005380) ranked third globally with approximately 6.85 million vehicles sold.

In this article, we will explore ten of the best-selling car models worldwide in the year 2022 and the number of Units sold. 

1. Toyota Corolla

Units Sold: 1,120,000
Country- Japan

Toyota remained the market's biggest winner, with four models in the Top 10. 

The Corolla reclaimed the world's best-selling car title from the RAV4, selling 1,120,000 units and being the only car on the list to do so. 

It has gone through 12 iterations since its inception in 1964, offering a variety of power options such as naturally aspirated, turbocharged, and hybrid, with cumulative sales of more than 50 million units worldwide, covering more than 150 countries and regions.

2. Toyota RAV-4

Units Sold: 870,000
Country: Japan

The Toyota RAV4 finished second with 870,000 units sold, maintaining its position as the world's best-selling SUV. 

Its popularity stems from its excellent reliability and fuel economy, as well as its excellent product strengths: especially the engine and overall dependability. 

However, its global sales structure is visible in nearly 150 countries and regions with Toyota sales networks.

3. Ford F-Series

Units Sold: 790,000 
Country: United States

With 790,000 vehicles sold, the Ford F-Series finished third in sales. 

For 41 years, this pickup (which includes the base F-150, F-150 Lightning pure electric pickup, and F-series Super Duty) has been the best-selling vehicle type in the United States. 

The F-Series will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2023, and more special editions are expected.

4. Tesla Model Y

Units Sold: 760,000 
Country: United States

The all-electric Tesla Model Y sold 760,000 units last year, making it the world's best-selling pure electric SUV. 

It jumped from 15th to 4th place in 2022, marking the first time a pure electric model made the top five. 

Elon Musk's goals do not stop there: he predicts that the Model Y will be the best-selling car in the world by 2023, as production ramps up in Texas and Berlin.

5. Toyota Camry

Units Sold: 680,000 
Country: Japan

Toyota's Camry is yet another solid market favourite, and it may be the only car a consumer will ever need. 

The Toyota Camry sold 680,000 units in 2022. This is relatively understandable as the Toyota Camry has plenty of interior space and is available with a variety of fuel-efficient engines.

It rides well, handles well, and is also quite attractive.

As a result, it remains a popular choice among families and commuters. Getting its owners from point A to point B as quickly as possible.


6. Honda CR-V

Units Sold: 600,000 
Country: Japan

The Honda CR-V has always attracted a large number of buyers due to its high build quality and versatile levels of practicality, therefore, it didn't come as a surprise when it sold 600,000 units in 2022. 

The Honda CR-V is a stylish mid-size SUV that has everything an owner could want, from low running costs to a comfortable ride.

The hybrid version, in particular, proves to be very economical on the road, achieving an average of 38 MPG. 

The interior space is generous, and the Honda CR-V is designed to provide high levels of occupant comfort.

It's a well-rounded SUV that will not disappoint its buyers.


7. Chevrolet Silverado

Units Sold: 590,000 
Country: United States

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado received a slew of much-needed updates, including a restyled front end, higher-quality interior materials, and more opulent equipment on top-spec models. 

Pricing remained competitive as well, ensuring that buyers received excellent value for money. In 2022, it sold 590,000 units making it seventh on the list of the best-selling car models for that year. 

The Silverado caters to a wide range of users, from the entry-level Work Truck to the opulent High Country trim. 

While it may trail the Ford F-Series in sales, the Chevrolet Silverado's strong brand loyalty ensures that it remains a contender.

8. Hyundai Tucson

Units Sold: 570,000 
Country: South Korea

Hyundai Tucson sold 570,000 units in the year 2022. 

The ever-evolving Hyundai Tucson has advanced by leaps and bounds, becoming one of the world's most popular vehicles. 

The Hyundai Tucson sells itself as an impressive SUV after impressing the masses with its superb functionality and economy.

The Hyundai Tucson is a stylish mid-sized SUV that can compete with offerings from more expensive brands in terms of quality, technology, and comfort. 

Savvy buyers who look past the badge on the hood have realized this, resulting in a bargain SUV.

9. Toyota Hilux

Units Sold: 560,000 
Country: Japan

One of the world's first and best pickup trucks just keeps getting better. The Toyota Hilux is legendary in the automotive world. 

It's a multipurpose vehicle that effortlessly completes tasks. The 2022 model is the most refined and powerful yet. It had a total sales of 560,000 units in the year 2022. 

When you step inside, the 2022 Hilux feels more like an executive sedan than a truck. 

The controls and switchgear are all strong and well-designed, and the equipment levels are truly impressive.

A Hilux is ready to tackle the wilderness, the job site, or the school run.

10. Ram Pickup

Units Sold: 550,000 
Country: United States

It is believed that the American consumer adores pickup trucks, and Ram understands how to meet their requirements. 

This could probably be one of the reasons why the Ram pickup is among the top 10 best-selling car models of 2022 having sold 550,000 units in 2022. 

With an expanded 2022 lineup, there is something for everyone, from a work truck to a sporty high-performance model. 

There's even a hybrid version that's environmentally conscious and almost frugal.

The Ram, while maintaining its butch, muscular appearance, is now better than ever. 

It's loaded with envious equipment and powerful drive trains, and it's a true off-road weapon. 

Buying into the Ram lifestyle results in massive amounts of vehicular ability and a huge grin.


Source: World of Statistics Tweeter Page. 

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