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Tesla Model Y became the best-selling SUV in China in June, smashing its rivals to pieces. In addition, the electric SUV became the second best-selling SUV in the first six months of 2022, despite a significant slowdown in production in Q2.
Tesla Model Y sales in China in June were 52,150 units, up 348.7% from 11,623 units a year ago, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). It makes it the best-selling SUV in the country in the past month. That was an impressive 20,363 more than its nearest competitor was able to sell, which was BYD Song, placing second. The Chinese SUV registered only 31,787 units. A lot of automakers in China have been affected by the COVID-19 lockdown, which halted production. Disruptions in the supply chain prevented the restoration of production until at least mid-May. Nevertheless, Tesla, as always, showed its professionalism and masterfully coped with the difficulties. Already in June, Giga Shanghai managed to produce a record number of cars for the factory.
In third place is the Honda CR-V with 24,326 registrations, up 62.9% from last year. In fourth place is Great Wall Motor's Haval H6 with 21,040 units in June, down 21.4% from a year earlier. Closing out the top 5 is Changan CS75 with 19,696 registrations. It is important to keep in mind that the list includes all SUVs in the automotive market, including electric vehicles and vehicles with internal combustion engines.
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From January to June, Model Y sales in China were 133,666 units, up 189.4% from 46,180 units in the same period last year. Giga Shanghai's shutdown in April 2022 led to April and May sales dropping to 960 and 5875 units, respectively. Due to this, Model Y took only second place. In first place is BYD Song with 162,573 vehicles sold in the first half of the year. The Haval H6 sold 123,496 units and finished in third place.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.