The Tesla Model Y was the best-selling car in Europe in 2023 (and the only electric one in the top positions)

If a decade ago you told someone that the best selling car in Europe He would become an electrician, he would put his hands on his head and think that it is crazy. However, it was a matter of time before it happened and 2023 was the year in which that milestone was met. He Tesla Model Y It became the sales leader on our continent last year and it is something surprising. It must be taken into account that it is the only electric vehicle in the top positions and also that it has beaten much cheaper and more reasonable vehicles.

The provisional sales figures speak of a total of 254,822 units sales of the Tesla Model Y, which experiences exemplary growth compared to the previous 2022 (+85%). That figure helps it surpass the Dacia Sandero, which stood at 235,893 units and was the best seller in Spain. He European sales podium It is closed by another well-known one such as the Volkswagen T-Roc. The German SUV managed to market a total of 206,438 units to continue the trail of success that has accompanied it practically since its launch.

Europe sales ranking 2023

Position Model Sales 2023 Sales 2022
1 Tesla Model Y 254,822 137,608
2 Dacia Sandero 235,893 200,736
3 Volkswagen T-Roc 206,438 180,909
4 Renault Clio 202,942 143,293
5 Peugeot 208 194,376 206,986
6 Opel Corsa 188,662 163,861
7 Volkswagen Golf 184,279 177,386
8 Toyota Yaris Cross 176,685 136,959
9 Volkswagen Tiguan 174,267 149,023
10 Skoda Octavia 161,784 112,776

And if we focus on the first ten positions, the truth is that there are no surprises. Most are vehicles with great tradition that have several generations behind them. The trio of utility vehicles that make up The Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa are striking; which are those that occupy from the fourth to the sixth position. All of them with similar levels of sales, serve to demonstrate that still looking for small cars. It must also be said that some of them already have an electric version, although they are not pure in approach.

A regular on the lists such as the Volkswagen Golf, also enters the seventh position, while its cousin the Volkswagen Tiguan is in ninth. He top-10 it They close other popular models such as the Toyota Yaris Cross and the Skoda Octavia, both with good data above 150,000 units. It is striking that the twin brother of the Model Y, which is the Tesla Model 3, has been relegated to thirty-third position. So what both share characteristics and they have similar prices.

In fact, one of the reasons why the Model Y has been the real winner of 2023 in Europe is due to the price reductions experienced. Currently their rate has been reduced again for stay at 42,990 euros in its access variant. It is one that has a single motor and a range of up to 455 kilometers thanks to the LFP battery. It could even be much less if resorted to the Moves III Plan.

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