Is Tesla the best selling car in the world?
We have a result from our rating of the world’s best-selling cars in 2022 that may surprise readers in Europe.
JATO Dynamics conducts an annual analysis of the worldwide auto market to determine which models are the most popular.
The Toyota RAV-4 and the Toyota Corolla sedan are the best-selling SUVs and best-selling cars, respectively, in the world. Toyota is the best-selling automaker in the world.
The Tesla Model Y’s unexpected leap from the bottom of the list to the position of best-selling electric car in the world is the biggest shocker of all.
In addition, Tesla is the only manufacturer to have two models in the top 10, unlike Toyota, which has five (in addition to the models already stated, the Camry, Hilux, and Corolla Cross are included), while Elon Musk’s company also has the Model 3 on this list.
The Ford F-150 is the sole Ford vehicle in the top 10, while the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Sentra also make an appearance.
Top 10 best selling cars in 2022
- Toyota RAV 4 – 1,016,000 units.
- Toyota Corolla – 992,000 units.
- Tesla Model Y – 747,000 units.
- Honda CR-V – 733,000 units.
- Toyota Camry – 673,000 units.
- Toyota Hilux – 632,000 units.
- Nissan Sentra – 566,000 units.
- Toyota Corolla Cross – 530,000 units.
- Ford F-150 – 525,000 units.
- Tesla Model 3 – 482,000 units.
Where does that number stand, globally?
79.4 million automobiles (including pickups, light commercial vehicles, and light vans) were sold around the world in 2017, as reported by JATO Dynamics (including official figures from 53 markets and estimates in over 90 additional markets).
This is a huge number, but it’s actually a decrease from last year (when 80,7 million deliveries were recorded)… and yet, emerging markets like India, the MENA region, and SE Asia now account for 24% of global registrations (whereas North America, Europe, and China only account for 69%).
Sales of the American brand increased by 43%, but the rapid rise of copycat products in China capped any further growth.
One prediction from JATO also seems to confirm Tesla’s ability to advance: “Tesla has started to lower its prices and traditional manufacturers will have to follow suit if they want to maintain their positions in the market.”