Tesla’s Model Y Tops High-End SUV Sales in China: October 2021

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Immediately following the news that the Tesla Model Y Standard is sold out in China until early 2022, new data has come out showing that the electric vehicle (EV) was the country’s best-selling high-end SUV in October.

The Tesla Model Y was October’s top-selling high-end SUV in China, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) as compiled and shared by @42how_ on Tuesday. The Model Y sold a total of 13,303 units within the Chinese auto market in October, beating out the Mercedes-Benz GLC, which sold 12,620 units, and the BMW X3, which sold 11,243 units.

Other notable competitors in the category included the Audi Q5 (9,966), the Li One (7,649) and the NIO ES6 (2,528), among a number of other gas cars and EVs.

In the category of sales volume from January to October, Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y units took second and third, respectively, falling behind the super-affordable Wuling HongGuang Mini EV (which is like a golf cart?!). While the Wuling Mini sold 304,495 within the ten-month period, the Tesla Model 3 sold 112,173 units and the Tesla Model Y sold 106,236 units during the same timeframe.

Directly following the Model Y in fourth, fifth and sixth were the BYD Qin PLUS DM-i (75,634), the BYD Han EV (66,763) and the Li One (62,919).

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