Google plays a part in keeping our choices just a click away from us by keeping us dreaming about the latest cars. But were people around the world dreaming of having a single brand car? the answer is yes.
When the world was in a closed bubble, it was Toyota that continued to rule the most searched vehicle in 2020 and 2021. The annual ranking of the comparison market to Australia shows Toyota ranked first in Google Trends data as of 6 January.
Japanese automobile giant Toyota topped searches in 47 out of 154 countries—representing about 31% of all searches. Even though Toyota appeared in top searches at 34.8% in 2020, it declined by 3.8%.
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One possible reason for the decline is an increase in search across other brands such as Audi and Hyundai. Both companies made a fair jump, with each rising two places in their rankings. Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce and Mazda topped searches in some countries for the first time since 2018.
In the meantime, a possible reason for Toyota to stay on top could be the reintroduction of parts that were discontinued. As per the report, Toyota Gazoo Racing has announced the reintroduction of spare parts for the Corolla Levin and Sprinter Truno.
With the reintroduction of these parts, Toyota car owners were able to give a new look and life to their old cars. Apart from this, Toyota launched some new cars in 2021. Controlling pollution ranged from electric vehicles to cars, the world’s first Corolla SUV, to a newly redesigned Land Cruiser.
As the search game got stronger, BMW and Mercedes gave each other a tough fight and stood strong in second and third places. BMW has largely closed this gap, and meanwhile, in some countries, Mercedes has replaced Toyota.
Whereas, Tesla stands as the most searched vehicle brand in Hong Kong, Israel, Macao, Singapore and China.