Website Names Most Anticipated Cars

By Staff Writer January 12, 2022

The Volvo XC90 is the most anticipated car release for 2022, according to a new study by

This study hoped to find the most anticipated car models scheduled for release in 2022. The research inspected 50 cars due to be released in 2022 and compared the average global search volumes they generated in the last two months of 2021 (October and November) to the rest of the year (January to September). After finding the search volume increase of each vehicle, as well as their average monthly searches, can reveal the 2022 cars generating the most interest online based on a weighted ranking.

Based on getting the highest ranked score with 8.33 out of 10, the Volvo XC90 is considered the most anticipated car release for 2022. The newest edition to the XC90 family had an average monthly search volume of 1,032,200 from January to September. Compare this to searches in October to November, which saw a whopping 1,200,000 average monthly searches, showing an interest increase of 16%.

Taking the second spot is the Citroen Ami with an average score of 7.15 out of 10. The latest addition to the Citroen family had an average of 316,789 monthly searches over the first three quarters of the year. Compared with the final quarter seeing an average of 411,200 monthly searches, this shows a 30% increase.

In third is the Tesla Model Y with a score of 6.91 out of 10. The Tesla Model Y saw an average of 905,033 monthly searches for three-quarters of the year. The final quarter of the year saw 1,013,750 monthly searches alone, showing a 12% interest increase.

In joint fourth with a score of 5.72 out of 10 is the Honda Civic Type R and the Tesla Roadster. The 2022 Civic Type R hot hatch saw an 11% increase in searches in the last quarter of the year. The supercar Tesla Roadster saw a 10% increase in searches last year’s last quarter, despite the car expecting a delay due to supply chain shortages.  

Claiming the fifth spot is the Acura MDX with a score of 5.48/10. The new model has seen a 13% increase in interest. The first three quarters of the year saw an average of 263,789 and the last quarter of the year sparked 298,850 monthly searches.

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