The 2017 Tesla Model S will not be competing with the Nissan Leaf or the Chevy Volt any longer. This isn’t because it is unable to do so, it’s because the vehicle is going upmarket and heading to take on the vehicles from Mercedes, BMW and Audi instead.
Just a few years ago people laughed at the thought of Tesla being able to come up with a luxury electric sedan but with the Tesla Model S this is just what they have done.
The Tesla Model S is now the best-seller among luxury sedans in the US and sales have increased by 59% when you compare them to the same period the year prior, they sold 9, 156 units of the vehicle.
The sales of the 2017 Tesla Model S also beat sales of the Audi A8, BMW 7 and the Mercedes Benz S-Class.
Tesla is now behind a third of sales of all luxury vehicles that come under the large vehicle segment and it’s not only the Tesla Model S that has been selling well, the Tesla Model X crossover managed to sell 5, 428 units too.