Tesla Model Y ranks among the top ten best-selling cars in the United States for 2022
- January 9, 2023
According to data, the Tesla Model Y entered the Top 10 best-selling vehicles in the United States.
The Tesla Model Y was the sixth-best-selling car in the American automotive market in 2022, with 252,000 units sold. According to data provider Motor Intelligence, sales of the Tesla Model Y increased by 32.4% in comparison to 2021.
In addition, the Model Y came out ahead of some notable automobiles, including the GMC Sierra, Honda CR-V, Toyota Tacoma, and Jeep Grand Cherokee, which occupied the seven to ten positions on the list.
The automaker’s top brass, including CEO Elon Musk, have always predicted that sales would be good. The prediction was that the Model Y would become the world’s best-selling vehicle. While it hasn’t yet done so, there is still a chance that it will in the coming years.
Naturally, the Model Y will require ongoing popularity growth. With its crossover body style, which is ideal for the majority of American customers due to its adaptability in size, it is already on the right track.
“It’s no surprise that Tesla ranks that high,” Michelle Krebs of Cox Automotive said. “The brand, despite all the news and stuff, still dominates the EV market, and it dominates the luxury market. A lot of that strength comes from the Model Y.”
However, pickup trucks dominated this list, with the Ford F-Series being the best-selling vehicle in the United States last year. A lot of that strength comes from the Model Y. The Ram pickup was ranked third, with the Chevrolet Silverado coming in second. Overall sales of all three of these vehicles decreased last year, with the Ford pickup experiencing a 9.9% decline. However, with a decrease of 17.7%, the Ram pickup took the greatest hit.
According to one expert, this could be because there is more inventory and less demand.
Will the Model Y ever become the nation’s most popular vehicle? Perhaps, but the road ahead will be a little more difficult. The new program excludes the five-seat Model Y and other popular electric vehicles, in addition to Tesla, which has been virtually excluded from federal tax incentives for several years due to the manufacturer’s limit cap.