Tesla Model Y continues streak as China’s best selling luxury SUV in October

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With just two months to go in the year, the Tesla Model Y is cementing its lead as the best selling luxury SUV in China, a category that includes more than just electric vehicles (EVs).

In October Tesla delivered 17,200 new vehicles in China, and the majority of those were Model Ys. According to data from the China Passenger Car Association, Tesla sold 14,391 of the electric SUVs last month.

This number is much lower than some of the previous months, but expected as it was the first month of Q4, a period where Tesla prioritizes exports over local deliveries.

Even still it was enough to make it the best selling luxury SUV in China for the month, outselling the second place BMW X3, which registered 12,592 sales during the same time period. (via Tesmanian)

Close behind in third was the Mercedes-Benz GLC (11,983), followed by the Audi Q5 (10,519) and the Li Auto Li L9 (9,181).

This now puts total annual sales for the Model Y in China through October at over 323,000 units. That is around 2.5 times higher than the Mercedes-Benz GLC which has just under 130,000 units for the year in the luxury SUV category, a lead that will not be passed with November and December sales volumes still to come.

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