Tesla’s Model Y Tops High-End SUV Sales in China: October 2021
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.
Tesla Model Y is October’s Top Selling High-End SUV in China.
Monthly Sales Volume October 2021:
1st Tesla Model Y – 13,303 units
2nd Mercedes GLC
3rd BMW X3
— 42HOW (@42how_) November 9, 2021
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).