The Nissan Qashqai was the UK’s hottest new automobile of 2022, and the primary British-built mannequin to high the annual gross sales charts for twenty-four years.
Figures launched by the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) verify that the home-grown Qashqai – which was designed in Paddington, engineered in Cranfield and is in-built Sunderland – was the nation’s best-selling automobile of the final 12 months.
A complete of 42,704 new Qashqais had been pushed off dealership forecourts throughout the UK in 2022, reported the SMMT.
To have fun the achievement, an unique gold-wrapped Qashqai was created in honour of the 7,000 Nissan workers from across the UK which have contributed to its success.
- Nissan Qashqai – 42,704
- Vauxhall Corsa – 35,910
- Tesla Mannequin Y – 35,551
- Ford Puma – 35,088
- Mini – 32, 387
- Kia Sportage – 29,655
- Hyundai Tucson – 27,839
- Volkswagen Golf – 26,588
- Ford Kuga – 26,549
- Ford Fiesta – 25,070
General, 1.61 million new vehicles had been registered within the UK in 2022 – the bottom stage since 1992.
Though demand for brand spanking new autos remained excessive, producers struggled to pay money for elements. There have been notably critical issues acquiring semiconductors, that are utilized in an unlimited array of digital techniques, from infotainment techniques to engine administration.
In the meantime, demand for electrical autos continued to develop they usually accounted for nearly a fifth of latest automobile gross sales.
Registrations rose from 190,700 to 267,000 – with the EV market share climbing from 11.6% to 16.6%.
The Tesla Mannequin Y was the biggest-selling electrical car by far, nothing up 35,551 registrations, adopted by the Tesla Mannequin 3 (19,071) and Kia Niro (11,197).