In 2022, most automakers saw their sales in the United States fall compared to the previous year.
In 2022, U.S. sales for automakers varied widely as parts and supply chain issues affected global automakers at different times. As a result, in a dismal year for the industry, most automakers posted lower U.S. sales compared to 2021, with Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Company, and KIA Motors Corporation all posting low single-digit year-over-year declines; Toyota Motor Corporation fell 9.6 percent from the previous year, while Stellantis Inc., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. were down 13 percent, 25 percent and 32.9 percent respectively from 2021 levels.
Ford Motor Co. announced its sales data for 2022 on January 6, 2003. In 2022, Ford's total sales volume in the US market decreased by 2%. The first reason was that electric vehicles seized more market share; the second reason was that performance of its dominant gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles business slowed down due to the supply chain and epidemic. As a result, Ford said it sold 1.86 million vehicles in 2022, down from 1.91 million in 2021.
Surprisingly, while most automakers were down in U.S. sales, General Motors was the top performer, with a 2.5% increase to reclaim the top spot from Toyota. Mercedes-Benz, Rivian, Tesla, and Polestar also saw sales growth in the U.S. Tesla was the most impressive performer, taking the top spot in U.S. luxury car sales for the first time.
According to a tally from Wards Intelligence, U.S. auto sales fell 8 percent in 2022 to the lowest level in 11 years, released after most automakers reported year-end sales.