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China’s premium SUV segment in 2021 topped by Tesla Model Y

China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) reports China’s Premium SUV segment in 2021. It shows that Tesla Model Y topped the list, followed by Ideal ONE. Third place was bagged by Mercedes-Benz GLC. Tesla Model Y tops the list with 40,500 model Y units, making it best selling SUV in the country. China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) reports China’s Premium SUV segment in 2021. It shows that Tesla Model Y topped the list,

Tesla Model Y best selling in China in 2021

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Tesla sold 40,500 Model Y units in December 2021, earning second place in general SUV retail sales. The Haval H6 was the best-selling SUV in China, with 41,456 units sold. From January to December 2021, Tesla sold 169,853 Model Y vehicles, placing it in ninth place in the CPCA’s overall SUV retail sales rankings.

However, the Tesla Model Y topped rankings in the premium SUV market. In December 2021, Tesla sold 40,500 model Y units, making it the nation’s best-selling premium SUV. The Ideal ONE took second place with 14,087 units sold, followed by the Mercedes-Benz GLC with 13,072 units sold. For all of 2021, a total of 169,853 Model Y units were sold, placing it at number one in CPCA’s ratings. In second place was the BMW X3, with 149,742 units sold.

Top Premium SUV cars sold in China 2021

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American cars

Cumulative passenger car sales reached 20,146 million units, a year-on-year increase of 4.4%. The CPCA also reported that the market share of American cars was 8.2% in December, up 2.7% from the previous month. Last month SUV sales decreased 11.3%, with only 960,000 units sold. However, cumulative sales for 2021 showed a year-over-year increase of 3%, with 9.221 million SUVs sold in China.

As per the CPCA, Tesla’s retail sales surged 196.6% in December 2021. New energy vehicles sales increased year-over-year by 128.9%, with 475,000 units sold in December 2021 and 2.989 million new energy vehicles sold for the entire year.

American cars market share in China in 2021 reported by CPCA

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Tesla Giga Shanghai aimed for a 500,000 annual output in 2021. It plans to increase production capacity with an RMB1.2 billion (about $180 million) project that should expand the facility further. The expansion started in December 2021 and is scheduled to be completed by April 2022. Also this year Tesla Giga Berlin is expected to start production, which would eventually reduce export numbers in Giga Shanghai. Tesla China will be focused on selling more cars this year more than ever. Last year was a tough year for Tesla in China, from military ban to media’s negative publicity. Things are expected to be much smoother this year, as they are also focused on setting up more Superchargers in various locations throughout the country.

(Credits for data- Teslarati)

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