In this list, we will be taking a look at ten new cars that probably flew right under your radar in 2022. Based on stats, this list will be all about some really great car models that went fairly unnoticed.
10 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
With only a bit over 3,000 units sold by March, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is one of the least sold 4x4s this year. The main reason behind this would probably be the steep price point of $108,000, but we strongly believe that this car is more than worth it. Based on classic Jeep standards, the Grand Wagoneer can produce enough power to pull up to 9,750 lbs of cargo!
Some would say that the classy interior is the one thing that made them purchase the car, and we wouldn’t disagree. Featuring the brand-new McIntosh Entertainment System. With an extensive 75 inches of total display area packed with supreme audio and visual quality, there is nothing better than enjoying yourself in this spacious interior.
9 Kia EV6
You’d expect the “Car of the Year 2022” to sell better than 3,169 units over the first three months of the year, but you’d be wrong. With an MSRP of $40,900 and $33,400 after the federal tax credit, the Kia EV6 should sell much more. The new model comes with the V2L (vehicle-to-load) system allowing the car to work as a portable electricity supply that can power up various devices, even your own home.
Another innovative feature is the I-Pedal which allows for regenerative braking. As a result, you can control the vehicle’s speed without actually needing to use the paddle shifter!
8 GMC Hummer EV
3 months into 2022, the GMC Hummer EV has managed to sell around 100 units. This is somewhat justified since the car has only been reserved as it hasn’t hit the market officially. It’s starting price? A hefty $80,000 that initially made us doubt it until we read the specs, that is. An engine powerful enough to produce 1,000hp and a 0-60 time of 3 seconds!
Apart from an amazing interior design, the electric SUV will come with the Crabwalk feature allowing for 4-wheel steering. The rear wheels can turn up to 10 degrees allowing the car to drive diagonally at low speeds. On top of that, you’ll also get various driving assistance features like the SuperCruise, the “hands-free driving and automatic lane change” which works on over 200,000 miles of compatible roads.
7 Hyundai Nexo
The Nexo sold has sold 166 units by March which we found peculiar, to say the least. This is destined to be Hyundai’s next-gen EV as it features hydrogen-powered fuel cells for an even more sufficient powering system. Making its debut in 2022, the car costs around $60,000 and comes with some fairly good specs.
Starting with the range, the Nexo has a more than satisfactory range of 380 miles. It can go 0-60 in 8.4 seconds and has an electric motor that can output 161hp. The main downside is that it can only be used in areas with hydrogen fueling stations thus so far it has only been sold in California.
6 Mazda MX-30
The MX-30, Mazda’s very first electric, only sold 180 units in the first few months. This is somewhat weird since the car offers great specs at a low price with an MSRP of $33,470. However, the car is designed for city driving since the low 100-mile range doesn’t allow for much more.
As for creative features, the MyMazda app provides remote charging and climate control while the new electric G-Vectoring Control Plus makes driving smoother by utilizing the advantages of its electric motor. This combined with audio feedback that has been synchronized to the motor’s torque will provide a familiarity between you and the car.
5 Polestar 2
Having sold 250 units is expected from a fairly “new brand” but the Polestar 2 provides a lot of value at a reasonable price. The car’s MSRP is $33,400 (after federal tax credit) and you can expect to get a driving range up to 270 miles as well as a 408hp engine powerful enough to provide a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.
The vehicle scores some points in the innovation sector as well. Some of its features are sports performance and smartphone control. Considering its beauty and long range we’d even compare it to the Tesla Model 3.
4 Mercedes-Benz EQS
At a price over $100,000 it truly is a miracle for the company to have more than 440 preorders. The powerful yet luxurious sedan will offer 329-516hp options with 0-60 times of 5.5 and 4.1 seconds for the RWD and AWD models respectively.
That said, as you can see in the picture, one of its main selling points is the unique MBUX infotainment system which will consist of 3 displays that add up to a 56-inch long hyper screen. This includes a 12.3-inch gauge cluster, a 17.7-inch central touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch passenger-side touchscreen.
3 Volvo C40
With slightly higher demand, Volvo’s C40 has sold around 620 units in the first months of 2022. The electric car can go from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds, has a 270-mile driving range, and can deliver 408hp of pure power.
Great specs aren’t the only thing that Volvo got right. The car comes with a dedicated app for remote control, Google built-in, and even an air purifier, the last of which is a great addition we don’t get to see offered on cars often.
2 Rivian R1T
Marketed as “The world’s first Electric Adventure Vehicle”, the Explore Rivian R1T starts at $67,500 going up to $73,000 for the Adventure version. The car did pretty well as it sold 900 units in the first months of 2022.
With up to 835hp and a 0-60 time of 3.3 seconds this beast of a car had our jaws drop. However, specs aren’t the only great thing as the vehicle comes with a 175,000 miles warranty, a panoramic all-glass roof, and even a self-driving mode.
1 Infiniti QX55
Starting at $46,500, the Infiniti QX55 has managed to sell 1,000 units until March 2022 which isn’t bad at all. However, is this slightly high price worth it? The 2L 4-cylinder engine can output 268hp and a torque of 280lb-ft. These specs aren’t the best, so what is so great about this car?
Well, let us explain. You see, the QX55 provides a lot of driver assistance features. Some of those would be the intelligent cruise control, power tilt, and telescopic steering column as well as various other control and safety features.
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