Top 10 best-selling cars worldwide in 2022

In 2022, the global car market faced unprecedented challenges, with many carmakers struggling to meet their targets. Toyota Motor Corp. sold 10.483 million vehicles, remaining the biggest winner in the car market, with four models in the top 10 global sales. The Toyota Corolla was the world’s best-selling model in 2022, with 1.12 million units sold, followed by the Toyota RAV4, which was the best-selling SUV.

The Ford F-Series was the third best-selling vehicle, while the Tesla Model Y was the first all-electric SUV to enter the global sales top five. Toyota also excelled in the pickup truck category with the Toyota Hilux and in the sedan category with the Toyota Camry.

The Japanese car giant Toyota clinched first and second place last year, with the Corolla followed by the RAV4 – accounting for 868,309 reported sales, making it the world’s best-selling SUV.

Of the top 10, the Tesla Model Y (up 88.7%), Chevrolet Silverado (up 1.8%), Toyota HiLux (up 3.9%), and Hyundai Tucson (up 0.4%) posted growth over the previous year.

Toyota’s dominance of the new car market is reflected in its global sales last year, the Toyota Motor Corporation – which includes the Lexus luxury brand, Daihatsu small-car marque and Hino truck division.

Volkswagen Group sold 8.3 million vehicles in 2022 across its broad portfolio that includes Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Seat, Cupra and Skoda while in third place, the Hyundai Motor Company racked up 6.848 million sales across its Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands.

#1Toyota Corolla
Compact car
#2Toyota RAV4
Compact SUV
#3Ford F-Series
Pickup truck
#4Tesla Model Y
All-electric compact SUV
#5Toyota Camry
Midsize sedan
#6Honda CR-V
Compact SUV
#7Tesla Model 3
All-electric Compact car
#8Chevy Silverado
Pickup truck
#9Toyota Hilux
Pickup truck
#10Hyundai Tucson
Compact SUV
The sales data compiled by Statista and was sourced from new-car sales figures in 162 countries.