Nearly 50% of the new 2021 models are SUVs

See which manufacturer organizes the most premieres.

The automotive world is moving in the direction that its users are pointing. Proof of this is what happened in 2021, when 145 new models were introduced, nearly half of which were SUVs, JATO Dynamics reported, quoted by Motor1.

In this case, only presented new vehicles are counted, regardless of their date of entry into the market. That is why some of them were not sold last year and will appear in the coming months.

Statistics show that 65 of the 145 new models were SUVs, accounting for 45% of the total. Among them are Audi Q4, BYD Yuan Plus, Cadillac Lyriq, Fiat Pulse, Fisker Ocean, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Alcazar, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Kia Sportage, Land Rover Range Rover, Mitsubishi Outlander, Skoda Kushaq, Tank 500, Toyota bZ4X , Volkswagen ID.5 and Volvo C40.

These cars are followed by a group of hatchbacks, sedans and station wagons, which number 53 in number. Among them are the Chinese Changan UNI-V, Ford EVOS, Geely Emgrand, NIO ET5 and ET7, Xpeng P5 and Zeekr 001. The Japanese include Subaru WRX, Toyota Aqua, Mazda Carol and Honda Civic, while the European ones include Audi e-tron GT, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, Citroen C5 X, DS 4, Mercedes C-Class, EQE and EQS, Opel Astra, Peugeot 308, Renault Megane and Skoda Fabia.

In general, European manufacturers, including the Stellantis alliance, presented more models than the Chinese, which can be considered a surprise. Their number is 38, and some of them will not be offered on the Old Continent. In this ranking follow the Japanese (including Renault-Nissan) – 37, and third are the Chinese – 33.

However, the manufacturer that introduced the most new products is neither European nor Chinese. The Korean group Hyundai, which also includes the Kia and Genesis brands, showed 17 new models, ahead of Stellantis (14), Volkswagen (13), Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (12) and Toyota (12).

In terms of electric cars, the leader in this indicator is the Volkswagen Group, where 7 of the 13 models presented are electric – Audi e-tron GT, Q4 e-tron, Q4 Sportback e-tron, Q5 e-tron, Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo and Volkswagen ID.5 and ID.6. In second place is General Motors with 5 new models fully powered, followed by Hyundai-Kia (3), Renault-Nissan, Geely, Daimler, BYD and NIO – all with 2 models. In total, Chinese brands introduced 13 new electric vehicles, 11 European, 4 Japanese and 7 American.

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