The most notable increases were seen in these vehicle models, brands, and market segments, as well as a few less popular trucks and SUVs.
We’re looking at the highs and lows of a month that saw many automakers post record numbers and substantial increases compared to an up-and-down 2022 as the auto industry closes its books on sales reporting for 2023. As soon as all the data is available, we’ll update our list of the 25 most popular cars, trucks, and SUVs, but for now, let’s highlight some fascinating facts. A list of winners includes segments, concepts, and companies that saw significant gains, as well as a few losers who struggled to move units.
Although there are fewer minivans than there once were, the ones that are still available are seeing significant income. The Kia Carnival and Honda Odyssey saw yet greater increases than the Pacifica, which is currently the volume leader with 120,544 revenue and a 22 percent increase. The Toyota Sienna, our comparison-test winner, was the only model to fall short, falling by 5% from the previous year.
The three-row TX and the electric RZ are two new models that Lexus has just added to its lineup of bread-and-butter NX and RX SUVs. All of this paid off in 2023, when the number of Lexus trucks increased by 34% to 252,861 units, an impressive total. That equates to almost four times as many sales as Lexus vehicles. With the exciting new Taurus hitting dealerships and TX manufacturing ramping up, next year might be even more of a banner year.
That’s a Buick, right? With the product seeing a 61 percent increase in sales in 2023, you might be wondering that more than ever. After a down year in 2022, the Encore GX took the lead, increasing by 92 percent to 64,169 in income. With 44,281 sales, up 71 percent in 2022, the Envision even made a full recovery, while 39,411 units were sold in the colony, which increased by 29 percent. Midway through the year, the svelte Envista also moved 13,302 devices.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
In the second full year of sales for the electric crossover, sales of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 increased by 48%. Compared to 22,982 sales in 2022, the vehicle and driver’s EV of the Year for 2019 almost surpassed 34, 000 units. The small electric crossover market has become extremely crowded, so the Ioniq 5’s momentum was impressive. The Kia EV6, Hyundai’s business cousin, performed less, dropping slightly to 18,879 sales in total.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Even without the updated design and mechanicals, the MX-5 Miata saw a 45 percent increase in sales for 2023, even though Mazda is releasing an updated version of its iconic roadster in 2024. It sold 8973 models, which was a significant improvement over the 6172 units sold in 2022 but not quite as many 10,470 Miatas. Even so, we’re happy that more people are enjoying the adorable little two-door and that this year’s 2024 reset might see an increase in sales.
The Chevy Bolt is disintegrating abruptly. After 2023, sales of the egg-shaped EV, which includes both the car and EUV models, increased by 63 percent next year, reaching 62,045 units sold. After being commonly publicizedly recalled due to battery fires, the Bolt had a difficult 2021, but the cost-effective EV recovered and sold 38,122 units before breaking that mark in 2023. In 2025, the Bolt plate is anticipated to return.
Sales of Jeep have decreased by 6% from last year, signaling the beginning of the Jeep heyday. We are unable to pinpoint the exact reason, but we speculate that a number of factors, including the termination of the Cherokee compact SUV and the encroaching competition from vehicles like the Ford Bronco and Brotherco Sport, are hindering Jeep’s advancement. Even the high-volume Grand Cherokee’s lift couldn’t stop the slide of the Wrangler, Gladiator, and Wagoneer models, which were all down. Jeep may need a boost in 2024 to halt the rot, even though it is still the Stellantis conglomerate’s main source of revenue.
The German luxury automaker’s SUV lineup didn’t perform well in 2023, despite the fact that BMW cars increased by a staggering 27%. Despite recent improvements, the prices of the X5 and Y6 decreased by two-digit percentages compared to 2022; however, smaller margins were used to lower the price of those two models. The plug-in hybrid XM flagship added a few thousand sales, and the electric iX’s significant sales growth helped to reduce overall BMW light-truck sales by only 2%.
Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon
For the 2023 model year, GM redesigned its mid-size pickup offerings, but sales haven’t quite taken off with the new models. We believe that the shift contributed to the declines in the Colorado and Canyon, but both have a long way to go before they can match the Toyota Tacoma, which has more than twice as many GM trucks sold overall and is soon to be available in dealerships.
In 2022, Nissan unveiled the third-generation Frontier, which rides on a greatly upgraded chassis from the earlier model. Sales increased as a result, from 60,697 devices in 2021 to 76,185 units. However, the Frontier’s upward trend was short-lived, with sales falling by 24% to 58,134 in 2023. The Frontier is up against some fierce competitors this year as new Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger versions join the redesigned Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.
from : caranddriver