2022 Auto Trends

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These are some of the TOP Auto Trends for 2022 that you can expect to see out motoring this year:

1. More EVs on the Road

They say electric cars can replace fossil fuel cars in the next few decades. Companies like Tesla have shown that electric cars can do that. Electric cars are becoming more popular because of factors like rising fuel prices, lowering battery prices, narrowing the gap between the upfront cost of EVs and ICE cars, and tightening emission standards, as well as more people becoming aware of the environment.

There are also a lot of electric cars from the big companies, like Ford, General Motors, and Toyota. Electric cars are likely to beat out traditional ICE cars by 2030. When you think about it, you should expect more new electric cars to be released in 2023, which will make EVs more popular around the world than they were in 2022.

See What MINI Has in Store for EV Offerings in 2022


2. Growth in Autonomous Cars

The year 2022 is going to be a big year for electric cars. Another big change in the industry is going to be in the autonomous vehicle segment. Self-driving technology is becoming more and more important in the auto industry. The self-driving technology is being worked on by a number of automakers, mobility startups, and tech companies. Many self-driving cars are going to be out there in the next year, and they're going to get better.

Automakers and technology companies would become much more close if they worked together to develop new technologies, more software features, and new operating systems. With the rise in demand for self-driving cars, it is important that the most up-to-date technologies are being used in the new generation of cars to appeal to a younger market segment. 

3. More Feature-Packed Cars

Modern cars have a lot of different things on them. This means that new generation cars have a lot of different features and technologies, whether they're for the mass market cars or high-end luxury cars. These features range from safety and convenience to driving aids and convenience. Modern cars are a lot more than just a way to get around. Rather, they have become a source of entertainment for many people because of features like streaming video mode and Wi-Fi access, as well as other things like that.

Features like massage seats, heated seats, games from the in-car infotainment system, air purification, self-driving, and collision detection are becoming more and more common in new cars. Expect more features to be added to cars in the next few years in an effort to make their products stand out from the rest.

Here's a sneak peak at the facelifts coming to MINIs in 2022


4. Direct to Customer Sales

There has been a lot of progress in digital technology, so people have become more used to having goods delivered to their door. While this has become commonplace for things like groceries and household goods, big-ticket items like cars are also likely to see this trend take hold in the coming years. The direct-to-customer (D2C) business model has already been used by some mobility companies.

In 2022, there will be a big rise in online sales and the D2C business model, which means more people will buy things online. This means that more and more car dealerships will start selling their cars online and through digital means. There will be more cars sold with hybrid business models, so this will be more common. This would eventually cut into the market share of traditional physical stores.

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