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In USA Sales Tesla passes Jaguar Cars, Audi A7 & A8 combined, and Lexus LS.

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  1. RobStark

    RobStark Active Member

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    According to insideevs.com Tesla sold 17,650 units in the USA.

    http://insideevs.com/in-2013-tesla-model-s-outsold-mercedes-benz-s-class-bmw-7-series-audi-a8-lexus-ls-and-porsche-panamera/#comment-338304


    According goodcarbadcar.net Audi sold 14,743 large four door cars, A7 + A8, in the $65k plus range. Jaguar sold a total of 16,952 cars of all types. Lexus LS 10,727 units.

    Year

    Jaguar Brand
    U.S. Sales

    Jaguar Brand
    Canadian Sales

    2002

    61,204
    n/a

    2003

    54,655
    n/a

    2004

    45,875
    1751

    2005

    30,424
    1200

    2006

    20,683
    943

    2007

    15,683
    738

    2008

    15,946
    926

    2009

    11,955
    804

    2010

    13,340
    755

    2011

    12,276
    776

    2012

    12,011
    644

    2013

    16,952
    1263
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    2013
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    October
    2012
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    YTD
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    YTD
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    Audi A7 *

    944
    926
    1.9%
    8483
    8598
    -1.3%


    718
    900
    -20.2%
    6300
    6002
    5.0%


    1078
    1037
    4.0%
    9762
    8208
    18.9%


    1119
    1422
    -21.3%
    10,932
    11,098
    -1.5%


    449
    389
    15.4%
    5434
    4852
    12.0%


    1064
    1286
    -17.3%
    10,727
    8345
    28.5%


    710
    703
    1.0%
    8032
    8065
    -0.4%


    1857
    1110
    67.3%
    13,303
    11,794
    12.8%


    500
    483
    3.5%
    5421
    7614
    -28.8%

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    Total

    8439
    8256
    2.2%
    78,394
    74,576
    5.1

     
  2. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    Wow. Tesla outsells every other brand in the premium/luxuy sedan segment. Nice detail: Sharp decline for the Panamera. Tear drop: This ICE segment still grew in volume by 5%. So Tesla managed to secure the biggest piece of a still growing pie. I want to point out that we are still in a period where Model S is production limited.
     
  3. PeterW

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    This is the point that some people do not get. Other car manufacturers make the car, put it on the lot and then people buy it. With Tesla (other than a few loaners) the cars are sold then made. People look at the "sales" of the Model S and equate that to being the same as demand. As long as there is a waiting list then the demand is always more than the sales. That is the problem with Tesla, the reservation numbers are not visible any more so we do not actually know what the demand is.
     
  4. RobStark

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    Mercedes Benz(CLS & S Class combined) and BMW ( 6 & 7 Series combined) sell more full size four door cars than Tesla in the USA.

    But as we all know that is demand for the German brands while for Tesla it is what Tesla chose to deliver in the USA out of the maximum 22,450 units it was able to build given the batteries Panasonic was able to deliver.

    In 2014 Tesla should overtake MB and BMW in the full size four door luxury category and may sell more units than Volvo and Mitsubishi in the USA.
     
  5. SebastianR

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    I know some of the German brands also try to have a "build to order" system for some models - especially in the luxury class. Then again, the most significant point of the stats is as follows: Two years ago Tesla was a 0. Last year it was in the "hundreds". This year they surpassed a number established brands. And with a (more) fully developed Supercharger system/resolved supply chain challenges, I'm sure that next year will be a huge year for Tesla.
     

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