For the first time in history, the best-selling car in the world is electric. Tesla Model Y sold 267,200 units in the first quarter of 2023, surpassing former leader Toyota Corolla, which registered 256,400. The data comes from automotive consultant Jato Dynamics.
The study focuses on the domestic markets of 53 countries, in all continents of the planet. All other best-selling models on the list are Toyotas, including the Hilux pickup (214,700 units), the RAV4 SUV (211,000) and the Camry sedan (166,200). Check out the list of top 5 cars for sale below:
Best-selling cars in the world (first quarter 2023)
|An example||Licensed units|
|Tesla Model Y||267,200|
the work of Tesla Model Y becomes more interesting when considering the recent history of Corolla. The Toyota sedan is the best-selling car in history, and more than 47 million of licensed units worldwide.
Jato assesses that the success of Model Y it is due to his proposal, by combining the volume model (SUV) with technology that will be a reference from now (electric motor).
Speaking of mechanics, Model Y input (usually) It has an engine that gives it the freedom to 370 km and only one battery charge. The entry version offers a top speed of 193 km/h and goes to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.
The Performance Edition, the hottest electric SUV, has a range of 450 km and reach 100 kilometers per hour 3.5 seconds.
According to the advice, the success of Model Y it was placed by regions such as China, the United States and the European Union. It is also worth remembering that Toyota Corolla is in a transition phase, with the launch of its renovation.
Some markets (such as Brazil) have yet to receive the updated version of the sedan, a fact that should only happen in 2024.
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