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Tesla Model S Is the Best-Selling Large Luxury Car in the United States in 2015

Not a day without a piece of Tesla news, we always say, but this time it’s actually quite big: Elon Musk’s company is giving hope to all those who wish that, one day, all cars will be electric.
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For a “low-volume” manufacturer, Tesla Motors isn’t doing badly at all, as the sales numbers for last year do very well to prove. The Californian company managed to outsell all of its mostly conventionally-powered competitors and did so by a considerable margin.

The jury still hasn’t fully decided whether the Tesla Model S is indeed a luxury car or not, but considering the price alone, we’d say that argument is over. Comparing the Tesla Model S to the likes of Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS or Porsche Panamera makes perfect sense. Putting it next to the S-Class, the 7 Series or the A8 is stretching it a bit, but just for the sake of conversation, we shall do it.

This achievement is even more impressive as the overall luxury market in the US has shrunk compared to the previous year (but only by 0.8 percent), and that’s before we take into account that it’s a frigging electric vehicle that’s dueling with the conventional products from some of the oldest car-making companies in the world.

The Tesla Model S itself has registered a significant growth compared to 2014, the total volume jumping by 51 percent. Not only is that a lot, but it’s also the single model to have better values in 2015 than in 2014. Basically, the Model S singlehandedly made sure that the segment didn’t dip further than the -0.8 percent thanks to its substantial growth.

Over the course of last year, 25,202 Tesla Model S were sold in the United States, which is more than double the volumes managed by all the other models populating this stratospheric segment, except for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which registered a decent 21.934 units sold. On third comes the BMW 7 Series (which should expect better numbers this year as the new generation has just been introduced), with the fourth place taken by another Bavarian model, the 6 Series. At the other end of the table sits the Jaguar XJ with just 3,611 sold cars.

We’re no market analysts, but it doesn’t take one to realize that, as long as Tesla can increase its production capabilities, its cars will continue to sell like hot cakes. Great, now I feel like eating cake.


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