Tesla Model 3 Crowned Best-Selling China-Made Luxury Sedan from January to November

Tesla’s Model 3 was the best-selling luxury sedan produced in China for wholesale vehicle sales from January to November, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association in a graphic shared by @Mathias Føns on Tuesday.

During the 11-month period in China, Tesla sold 235,700 Model 3 units built at Gigafactory Shanghai, beating out the BMW 5 (161,700), the BMW 3 (142,400), the Mercedes E-Class (137,000) and the Mercedes C-Class (128,700) in the top five.

In November alone, Tesla sold about 31,200 Model 3 units, compared to just roughly 16,200 units of the BMW 3 series and just around 14,100 of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Tesla delivered a total of 62,493 vehicles in China in November, which also included 68,098 units of the company’s Model Y SUV.

The Model Y, meanwhile, dominated China’s best-selling SUV category in November. It sold roughly four times as many units as BMW’s X3 (12,632), which was in second place.

Tesla debuted in Thailand just last week, and the automaker has already garnered 5,000 reservations for the Model 3 and Model Y in the country.

The company’s stellar sales in China come amidst concerns over faltering demand for its vehicles in the country. Tesla slashed wait times for the Model 3 and Model Y in China just a few weeks ago, showing estimates of December 2022 deliveries.

A recent report also indicated that Tesla is shortening shifts by two hours and cutting back on hiring at Giga Shanghai.