The new year is fast approaching, and it will be interesting to see what the main trends will be in the car industry in 2022. With each year, there are always new trends that emerge as a result of consumer expectations, technological developments and global issues (such as COVID-19). 2022 will certainly be an interesting year in the auto industry, with life starting to return to normal but the pandemic not yet being over, so it is worth taking a look at what a few of the main trends might be in 2022 and how they will change the auto industry.
The auto industry has had to make huge changes in the way that it operates as a result of the pandemic, especially when it comes to selling cars. With showrooms closed for long periods, dealerships have had to pivot to online showrooms and this is a major change in an industry that has been somewhat behind the times before. This will only continue in 2022 with more showrooms becoming digital and offering people the chance to buy cars online.
Preowned Luxury Cars
Many people want to buy new cars but may be hesitant to buy brand new. This is why it is expected that there will be a surge in preowned luxury cars, which allow people to get high-quality and desirable cars at much more affordable prices. A used Tesla Model 3 is a good example of this as one of the most desirable cars available and one that will be much more affordable to buy in the used car market.
Following on from this, EV sales continue to rise and 2022 will be a major year for the electric market. These days, there are many great choices when it comes to electric cars and both the technology and infrastructure are constantly improving. Additionally, governments around the world and bringing in bans and incentives to make the switch that will encourage more and more people to buy an EV in 2022.
With each year that goes by, autonomous driving takes another step forward and 2022 will be no different. There have been great strides made in recent times and many countries are now starting to introduce semi-autonomous cars that will become more and more popular on the roads as time goes by. Autonomous driving will bring benefits to different types of motorists and 2022 will be a big step forward in this area.
Even the way that people own and use cars is changing, which is no surprise when you look at how ride-sharing has changed so much of driving in recent times. Instead of owning cars (a major cost and depreciating asset), many younger generations are opting for a subscription model that allows a single car to be owned by multiple people at once in the short term. This allows people access to a car at a much lower price and will become a bigger trend in 2022.
These are a few of the main trends that will dominate and change the auto industry in 2022 and beyond.