An inventory of the best-selling automobiles in any given yr might be attention-grabbing, particularly if one or two automobiles make a giant soar on the checklist in comparison with the prior yr. Or if a longtime gross sales champion falls a number of spots. Heck, we simply printed one earlier right this moment. But whereas Andy was busy doing the necessary work that’s truly going to drive web site visitors, I received distracted trying into meaningless gross sales comparisons. Somehow, I used to be capable of persuade Bob to let me write about them, probably so I’d cease sharing them in our Slack channel.
Let’s begin off with the automobile that posted the most important proportion enhance in gross sales this yr. That honor goes to the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which improved from 153 offered in 2021 to 22,982 in 2022, which is greater than a 14,000-percent enhance. Sure, it technically didn’t go on sale till December 2021, however hey, a win’s a win.
Since I shared the most-improved automobile, I suppose I ought to share the worst performer, too. The Toyota Land Cruiser takes that award, going from 3,711 in 2021 to 48 in 2022. I suppose not constructing a car anymore makes it tougher to promote items. That’s virtually a 99 % drop in gross sales.
But what y’all are most likely all right here for is to search out out which automobile had the flattest gross sales efficiency year-over-year. It was a decent race, however the Chevrolet Tahoe wins that one with gross sales dropping 0.25 % in comparison with 2021 (105,754 vs 106,019). Second place on this class goes to the Ford Edge. It truly elevated gross sales by 0.28 % in 2022 (85,225 vs 85,465). Now that’s the type of consistency we prefer to see.
Moving onto uncooked numbers, the Ford offered 74,370 Mavericks final yr, simply beating the Hyundai Santa Cruz’s 36,480. But do you know the Santa Cruz outsold the Jeep Wagoneer, the Volkswagen Jetta, and the Toyota Venza? If you didn’t, now you do. In truth, it was proper behind the BMW 4 Series in whole gross sales.
Then there’s the Lucid Air, which solely started deliveries this yr. 1,949 vehicles delivered isn’t anyplace near sufficient to dethrone the Tesla Model S, however it did outsell the Hyundai Veloster and the Infiniti Q60. And the Genesis GV60? It got here inside three gross sales of tying the Audi A8, and it beat out the BMW Z4 by 25 items.
Actually, with regards to the Z4, only one,565 had been offered in 2022. Meanwhile, Toyota offered 4,952 Supras. Oh, and do you bear in mind the Hyundai Nexo? With 408 gross sales, it outsold each the Audi R8 and the Acura NSX. I do know the R8 is getting previous, however I don’t know if I wish to dwell in a world the place there’s extra demand for a California-only hydrogen gasoline cell crossover than a V10-powered supercar. Similarly, I do know for a proven fact that I don’t like residing in a world the place two extra folks purchased a Fiat 500X than purchased an Audi TT.
Before I wrap this up, let’s hit a couple of extra in fast succession. The Volkswagen ID.4 beat the Nissan Titan. The Kia Forte beat the Toyota Tundra. The Hyundai Palisade beat the BMW X5 and the GMC Yukon. The Honda Odyssey beat the Ford Mustang. The Ford Mach E beat the Chevrolet Bolt. The Ford Ecosport beat the Mazda3. The Mini Cooper beat the Subaru WRX. The Nissan Leaf beat the Nissan Armada.
OK, I feel that’s sufficient for now. Did you be taught something helpful or necessary? Probably not. But do you now have a laundry checklist of enjoyable information to share at events? You betcha. Now go forth and annoy your pals, household, romantic companions, and Tinder dates with these enjoyable and attention-grabbing dialog starters.