No matter how great a vehicle is, sometimes, the darn things just don't sell. Maybe they struggle to resonate or find a niche. Maybe they are priced beyond the reach of those interested. Maybe they are just the wrong body style — sup, big sedans and station wagons — at the wrong time.
Whatever the reason, here are 14 awesome cars that no one bought in 2022. Each has some compelling attributes. Each sold worse than the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai, which can only be refueled in California.
A $500,000 supercar built by the Ford Motor Company was always going to be a niche product. And the Ford GT is reaching the end of its six-year production run.
Cars Sold: 99
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There's a lot to love about the Audi R8 with its naturally-aspirated V10. But it's getting a bit dated after entering production in 2015.
Cars Sold: 314
The Audi TT costs a bit less than its sports coupe competitors and offers dramatically less performance.
Cars Sold: 516
There aren't many better pleasant, all-around daily drivers than the Volvo V90 Cross Country. But Volvo sold nearly 57 times as many XC90 SUVs.
Cars Sold: 601
The Volvo S90 is an excellent big sedan. Big sedans are more popular than wagons — but only slightly.
Cars Sold: 1,281
The LC 500 is the Lexus take on a sports coupe, which makes it luxurious and much more agreeable to drive daily than most other sports cars.
Cars Sold: 1,357
The Z4 is the base vehicle for the Toyota Supra, which is more fun and costs significantly less.
Cars Sold: 1,567
The Audi A8 is wonderful. But buyers in the market for a car starting at nearly $90,000 want SUVs.
Cars Sold: 1,594
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The Arteon is good-looking. It's practical. It's comfortable. It comes with AWD. VW made the sporty enhancements it needed. But sales fell nearly 70% in 2022.
Cars Sold: 1,742
The writing was on the wall for the Veloster, after Hyundai killed off the non-N versions. And it's leaving production for the 2023 model year.
Cars Sold: 1,920
Fancy new electric cars? Naturally-aspirated sports cars? We're here (and excited) to judge.