Tesla Model Y was the best-selling luxury SUV in China in November for the second month in a row

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The Tesla Model Y was the best selling luxury SUV in China last month, new data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) shows.

This marks the second month in a row the electric SUV has topped the country’s list of best-selling premium SUVs, including those powered by gas.

According to the CPCA, Tesla sold 23,117 Model Ys in November, a 74% increase from October.

In a distant second place was the Li Auto ONE with 13,485 units. The Mercedes Benz GLC, which was the second best-selling SUV in October, took third place in November 12,269 units sold.

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The data also shows the growing popularity of electric SUVs in China. All of the gas-powered SUVs on the top 10 list saw double digit declines in sales year-over-year.

The two other electric SUVs, the Li Auto ONE and NIO ES6 saw sales increase 190.2% and 97.5% respectively.

If Tesla is able to end the year with another record month of sales, the Model Y has a chance at becoming the best-selling premium SUV in China for the whole of 2021.

After November, the electric SUV sits in second place, about 10,000 units behind the BMW X3.

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Helping the cause will be the Model Y Performance, which began deliveries in China earlier this month with a host of new features.

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