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Tesla Model Y Emerges as Global Best-Selling Car After Surpassing Toyota Corolla


Tesla, a leading electric vehicle manufacturer globally, has achieved a significant milestone with its Model Y becoming the world’s best-selling car, displacing the long-reigning Toyota Corolla sedan. According to a recent report from JATO, this mid-size SUV marks the first pure electric vehicle to secure this coveted position in the global automotive market.

Despite Tesla’s presence in numerous developed markets, it remains notably absent in several emerging economies like India due to its premium pricing strategy. However, the Model Y’s ascent to the top spot underscores its growing popularity and appeal in established automotive markets worldwide.

In the global sales rankings, the Tesla Model Y claims the first position, while Tesla’s Model 3, an entry-level sedan, secures the 10th rank. The stark contrast in their sales performance can be attributed to shifting consumer preferences towards SUVs and crossovers over traditional sedans.

Notably, among the top five vehicles, three are SUVs, reflecting a broader trend in consumer demand. Following the Model Y, the Toyota RAV4/Wildlander holds second place, with the Honda CR-V/Breeze in third, and the once-dominant Toyota Corolla now relegated to fourth. The Toyota Camry, another popular sedan, rounds out the top five.

Tesla’s success can be attributed to robust demand across North America, China, the Middle East, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and various Latin American, African, and Central Asian markets. The Model Y has reported a remarkable 64% increase in sales compared to the previous year, underscoring its widespread acceptance and appeal.

Despite Tesla’s global triumphs, sales of Toyota’s Camry and Corolla have experienced declines, with the Corolla witnessing a 19% drop and the Camry a 2% decrease compared to last year.

Regarding Tesla’s plans for the Indian market, the company registered its office in India a few years ago but faced regulatory hurdles, delaying its entry. While rumors once hinted at an affordable EV tailored for India, Tesla’s current focus remains on scaling existing production lines rather than investing in new factories. Challenges with aligning investment plans with Indian government requirements further complicate Tesla’s entry into this crucial emerging market.

In summary, Tesla’s Model Y achieving the status of world’s best-selling car highlights its dominance in the EV sector and evolving consumer preferences towards more versatile vehicle options globally.