Tesla recently stated that it has secured the top spot of the full size luxury sedan market in the US. But an auto industry observer refutes this by saying the 2017 model has been competing in the wrong segment.

The US third quarter saw Tesla recording a total of 9,156 units of sales. This makes a 59 percent increase in comparison to 2015, making it almost double the amount of sales as the Mercedes Benz S-Class.

However, is the Tesla Model S really a large luxury sedan?

It seems more appropriate for this model to be considered as a midsize luxury sedan rather than a full sized sedan as it is priced within the midsized segment.

The Tesla Model S is priced at about $30,000 less than the Mercedes S-Class and $16,000 less than the BMW 7-Series.

Well, it looks like which segment isn’t really a concern to Tesla as all that matters is the fact that its Model S has successfully recorded a greater sales number than the Mercedes Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series.

1 Comment

Tim Moore · November 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The luxury bit is not really a discussion point so moving it from Large to Mid would only be justified if it was small. The mid category is 5 Series BMW, E Class Mercedes and A6 Audi. In comparison the external length and internal volume is more akin to a 7 series, S class and A8 so the large sedan seems appropriate.

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