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Five Japanese and only one electric: the ranking of the 10 best-selling cars in the world in 2022

2023-02-01T09:36:14.942Z


The Toyota Corolla confirmed its status as an unbeatable model on the planet: it is the only one that exceeded one million units. What happened to Tesla.


When looking back and taking stock of what happened in 2022, few companies in the automotive industry have as much to celebrate as Toyota: a new report confirmed that, despite the difficulties in obtaining auto parts that affected their production, the Japanese was positioned for the third consecutive year in the first position of the sales ranking worldwide.

Including other of its brands, such as Daihatsu and Hino Motors, between January and December,

Toyota

patented a total of 10,438,024 vehicles, a figure that is barely 0.1% less than the performance of 2021 but more than 2 million more than the previous year. harvested by its immediate competitor, Volkswagen Group, which totaled 8.3 million units sold.

Toyota RAV4.

According to data from the Focus2Move consultancy, the great impulse was given, as usual,

by the Toyota Corolla

, its stainless workhorse that in 2022 meant 1.12 million sales and was at the top of the ranking segmented not by brands but by vehicles .

But he is not the only one, because his escort was none other than the RAV4, which was the best-seller of 2021 and continues to burn up there.

In this sense, Toyota's dominance is explained by the number of successful products around the world: in fact, with the Camry in sixth place and the

Hilux in ninth - a good part of these sales strengthen the regional production that is made At the Zárate plant

, the brand managed to position four of its products in the global top ten.

The F-150, the emblem of the F-Series that maintains dominance in the United States.

What's more: analyzing by country, Toyota's market share also

allowed Japan to be the country with the most representatives on the payroll

: the Honda CR-V is added to its push so that the land of the rising sun can populate half from the annual table.

Toyota largely attributes the achievement to the Asian market

, whose good results managed to offset problems in the chip and semiconductor supply chain that may explain sharp falls in markets such as the United States, where the brand's sales fell almost one 10% and opted for

General Motors

to snatch first place.

Tesla Model Y, the fourth in the world.

REUTERS/File

This issue is a challenge for Toyota and for other major players in the industry in 2023, since it is a scenario that some estimate will continue for at least this first semester.

"The situation is still difficult to predict", they assured from the company, where they also emphasize that the effect of Covid-19 is still present.

"However, we will continue to carefully monitor the parts supply situation and minimize sudden declines in production, while doing our best to deliver as many vehicles as possible to our customers," they added.

After the Corolla and the RAV4, the third step of the podium is held by the unbeatable Ford

F Series

in the United States, where pickups have been the dominant vehicles on the market for years.

Among the top ten sellers in the world there is not a single model of European origin.

The 10 best-selling cars in the world in 2022

  • Toyota Corolla (1,120,000 million unit)

  • Toyota RAV4 (871,220)

  • Ford F-Series (786.303)

  • Tesla Model Y (758,792)

  • Toyota Camry (676,845)

  • Honda CR-V (602,675)

  • Chevrolet Silverado (591,594)

  • Hyundai Tucson (565,100)

  • Toyota Hilux (564,759)

  • RAM 1500 (545,423)

  • Tesla, the other big winner

    With an 88.5% increase in sales compared to the previous year, the

    Tesla

    Model Y rose 15 places

    and is one of the revelations of this table.

    This SUV is, by far, the one that grew the most compared to 2021: to take dimension, the model that follows it in this regard is the Toyota Hilux, which increased its performance by 2.7%

    But not only that, but also with those 758,792 units sold, Tesla

    's compact SUV

    thus became the first 100% electric car to break through and occupy fourth place worldwide.

    In fact, no free-combustion had even made the top five.

    Elon Musk is confident of having the best-selling car in 2023. Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

    Inside, these results also had a strong meaning in

    Elon Musk

    's company , since they confirmed the distance that the Model Y takes with respect to its inspiring muse, the Model 3: with similar technology but under the sedan body, which used to be the most electric sold in the world patented some 488,354 units in 2022, a number that, although not insignificant, leaves it out of the top ten.

    With the momentum of the Shanghai Gigafactory achieving good production levels, Tesla aims to have reached the ranking to stay.

    And why not that, with a bit of a tailwind,

    a 2021 forecast by Musk himself will come true, when he saw "quite probable" that this year the Model Y will dethrone Toyota

    and whatever combustion engine is put forward to finish being the best seller in the world.

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