Viewing figures for car content on TikTok have skyrocketed – revealing the younger crowd’s modern taste in vehicles
Every generation has its own taste in cars – and new research from Vertu Motors has now revealed some of the best-loved brands among the younger crowd.
The vehicle dealership has studied data from TikTok – the blossoming social media platform with a primary user base of people aged 18-24 – to determine which cars are proving most popular with today’s youth.
During lockdown, car content on TikTok skyrocketed – being viewed tens of billions of times. Vertu used this data to determine the most popular car brands across three categories: ‘everyday cars’, ‘supercars’ and ‘British cars’.
Single-handedly collecting over 2.24m views, this campaign invited users to reimagine the manufacturer’s world-famous logo – leading to some seriously creative responses and high engagement.
Overall, Mercedes-Benz was the runaway winner in the ‘everyday motors’ category – amassing a whopping 83bn views overall.
TikTok’s Top Supercars
It might be a tale as old as time, but youthful platform TikTok couldn’t ignore the Lamborghini vs Ferrari battle that has driven the supercar industry forward.
Historically, the two brands have always been neck and neck in terms of popularity. But on TikTok, there was a clear winner.
Lamborghini generated nearly twice as much interest to leave its rival Ferrari in the dust – clocking up a staggering 3 million+ views on the platform with its debut TikTok video alone!
TikTok’s Top British Car Brands
MINI has proven you don’t need to be a luxury car brand to earn the adoration of TikTok users.
Waving off the likes of Rolls-Royce and McLaren, MINI’s foray into the electric car market has set brand engagement rates soaring.
Helped primarily by their slick promotional activity and targeted ads, MINI has been able to make major waves online – defying their diminutive stature by taking 35% of overall TikTok views of British car brands.
To see the results in full and learn more about the ways in which car content is being shared to younger audiences via TikTok, visit the Vertu Motors website.