These Are the New Cars People are Most Excited to See in 2022

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Most car owners are grateful they have a set of wheels that can take them to places where they need to go, sometimes, fantasizing about getting a newer, better model just can’t be helped. Which begs the question: of all the upcoming releases from the world’s carmakers, which one are people most excited about? 

To find the answer, looked at 50 cars that are due to be unveiled this year and analyzed the average global monthly search volume for each one from January to November 2021. The study also looked at the average search volume for the last two months to provide a weighted ranking, and then assigned a score out of 10.

Based on these metrics, the Volvo XC90 came out on top as the most anticipated new car release of the year, with a score of 8.33. The latest iteration of the XC90 had an average monthly search volume of 1.032 million from January to September. Searches then spiked about 16 percent in October and November to 1.2 million. 


“The luxury SUV serves up style and safety tech and is expected to be priced from £52,325 (about P3.7 million),” thereport said. “The Volvo XC90 is roomy and has a richly appointed interior making it the obvious choice for the most anticipated 2022 release.”

At second spot is the new Citroen Ami with an average score of 7.15 out of 10. It had an average of 316,789 monthly searches over the first three quarters of the year, jumping 30 percent to 411,200 monthly searches in the final quarter of 2021. 

Third place goes to the Tesla Model Y with a score of 6.91 out of 10. The electric vehicle saw an average of 1.013 million monthly searches in the final quarter of last year, which was up 12 percent from the 905,033 monthly searches for the nine months preceding it. According to reports, the new Tesla Model Y will see a performance version having a 298-mile range and a long-range model with a 315-mile range.

Tied for fourth place is the Honda Civic Type R and the Tesla Roadster with a score of 5.72 out of 10, followed by the Acura MDX (5.48/10). Tied for sixth place is the Toyota GR 86 and Porsche 911 GT3 (both 5.24/10), and then a three-way tie at seventh for the Lotus Emira, Aston Martin DBX, and Porsche Macan (5/10). The rest of the top 10 includes the Lucid Air (4.77/10), a triple tie at ninth with the Mercedes-Benz EQE, Audi Q6, and the BMW M2 (4.76/10) and the Ineos Grenadier (4.53/10).

Which car are YOU most excited to see in 2022?


All data was collected in November 2021.

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