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Tesla Beats Out BMW and Mercedes In Sales for 2022

Tesla has beaten BMW and Mercedes, two luxury car brands, in sales for 2022.

Tesla Beats BMW and Mercedes

Tesla beat out BMW and Mercedes-Benz in 2022. These are two of the most premier luxury car brands in the world. Tesla sold 484,351 new models in the USA in 2022, which was a 41 percent increase from 2021.

BMW had 327,929 registrations, which was a drop of 5.3%. Mercedes-Benz finished thirds with 269,511 new registrations.

BMW no longer holds the title of the bestselling luxury brand in the USA and Tesla has been crowned king of this category.

Tesla continues to work on reducing costs and prices of its vehicles, but still had to raise the price of the Model Y recently. Many consider a Tesla not a luxury vehicle, but I would say that a Tesla vehicle is still a top of the line vehicle - even the Model 3 RWD which I drive.

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Some may argue that Tesla really isn't a luxury vehicle when you compare it to vehicle brands such as Audi and Lexus, but look at the price of Tesla's vehicles. The base Model 3 is over $40,000. That's not a cheap car by any stretch.

Why is Tesla taking the crown as best-selling luxury vehicle in the USA? It's really simple, actually. It's because of the Model Y and to a lesser extent the Model 3. If these vehicles were not top of the line vehicles, people wouldn't be buying them.

Every day I go to the gym, I see more and more Tesla vehicles in the parking lot. There is a reason for this. A Tesla is an incredible vehicle. I still feel like my 2022 Model 3 RWD is a spaceship compared to any other car I've driven before.

As time goes on, Tesla is going to exceed the sales of other auto makes, such as VW, Toyota, Ford, and GM. As Tesla goes up, those companies sales of their gas cars will go down. Those companies must transition to EVs or perish.

Do you think a Tesla is a luxury vehicle and will it continue to surpass other auto makers in sales?

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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.

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Anabaugh Tukum (not verified)    September 19, 2023 - 5:52PM

Advocating for a company that killed 3 motorcyclists in 1 summer, never addressed it, and the CEO is insulting NHTSA for questioning his software. Tesla's dangerous trends are just feeding the stupidity of American consumers. Just keep giving Elon interest-free loans in the form of $1 deposits on cars that never materialize.