Tesla Model 3 explodes the Korean car market and becomes the best-selling imported car in the Country.
2019 was a year of popularity for the Tesla Model 3, and 2020 continues this trend. Recent data show that Model 3 continues to lead in the number of sales in different countries, like an imported car.
According to motorgraph.com, the Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA) reports that almost 2,500 Model 3s have been registered in the country. Tesla is not registered in this association, so it is not officially included in comparative ratings. But this cannot change the fact that the Tesla Model 3 has become the best-selling imported car.
According to a study conducted by Carisyou from Korea Automotive Technology Institute, in March 2020, 2,415 Tesla Model 3s were registered in Korea. A total of 2,499 Tesla cars were registered in March.
Model 3 became best selling foreign car in Korea! Phenomenal effort by Tesla Korea team and TOC is proud to be part of milestone! @elonmusk Can we get more supercharing infrastructure including V3? We’d love to see more Tesla vehicles on the road! @Tesla pic.twitter.com/MeMSc0fziB— Tesla Owners South Korea (@KoreaToc) April 4, 2020
|1||Tesla Model 3||2,415|
|2||BMW 5 Series||1,976|
|9||BMW 3 Series||497|
Since October 2018, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has firmly held its No.1 position for 17 months. But now it took only 3rd place.
Due to the fact that national and local subsidies for electric cars were confirmed at the beginning of the year, Model 3 aroused great interest among consumers. The car took first place with a margin of 439 cars from the BMW 5 Series (1,976 units). Tesla's total sales in Korea in the first quarter of this year amounted to 4,070 units, 3,929 of which were Model 3.
The next months of the year will probably show even more impressive results.
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