Tesla Model Y trounces Mercedes Benz, Audi, and BMW in high-end SUV sales in China in February

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The Tesla Model Y is continuing to prove to be a popular choice among buyers in China, having easily outsold the likes of Mercedes Benz, Audi, and BMW last month.

According to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Tesla sold 18,593 Model Ys last month, a 301.6% increase year-over-year (YoY).

That was nearly double the Mercedes Benz GLC, which sold 9,958 units in the same time period.

Nearly 10,000 units behind was the Audi Q5 (8,859) followed closely by the BMW X3 (8,819).

The strong showing by the electric SUV last month was enough to give it the sales lead through the first two months of the year.

The Model Y has now accumulated 34,951 sales in January and February, enough to outpace the Mercedes Benz GLC by nearly 3,000 units. (the chart below says 2021, but we assume that to be a typo and should read 2022)

Tesla is off to an amazing start in China in 2022. The automaker sold 56,515 cars made at Giga Shanghai last month, giving it a two month total of 116,360 sales.

With a nearly $200 million project currently underway to expand production at the factory, those numbers should only increase as the year progresses, making it a certainty that Giga Shanghai’s 2021 record of nearly 500,000 sales will easily be eclipsed this year.

Tesla to spend $188 million to expand Giga Shanghai production capacity

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