Tesla Model X Grabs 6% Of U.S. “Large Luxury” SUV Segment In Q3



Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

One of the overlooked takeaways from Tesla’s Q3 sales results was that the Model X has become highly successful within its “large luxury” SUV segment.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

In fact, the Model X nabbed 6% of the segment in Q3, landing it in eight place overall in “large luxury SUV.”

From the quarterly report:

“Despite still ramping production, Model X is also gaining market share, already growing to 6% of the U.S. large luxury SUV market in Q3, or #8 in the large luxury SUV category.”

“The large luxury SUV category is three times the size of the large luxury sedan category in the U.S. and represents a huge opportunity to further increase Model X sales.”

The X outsold some big names in the segment, such as Porsche, Infiniti and Land Rover. That’s quite an accomplishment for the electric automaker.

Of the X, Tesla says there are numerous reasons it’s such a success.

Tesla states the X is the “the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. With all-wheel drive and a 100 kWh battery providing 289 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear. And it’s ludicrously fast, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in as quick as 2.9 seconds.”

Seems like an easy sell. Perhaps the only thing holding it back is its high price tag…

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17 Comments on "Tesla Model X Grabs 6% Of U.S. “Large Luxury” SUV Segment In Q3"

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Can you post the numbers for the other cars? I’m sure I’m not the only one who is curious just how many cars separate the number 1 spot from the number 8 spot.

If this website is correct, the MX (3,200) was second only to the Escalade (3,750) in September and is on track to easily be the #3 in sales for 2016. http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2016/10/usa-large-luxury-suv–sales-stats-september-2016-ytd.html

The number one was the Cadillac Escalade with 9670 cars sold for 3rd quarter. Number 2 was the MB GLS/GL with 8364. The Model X was 3rd overall with 5783 sold.

Cool, thanks jelloslug.?

I guess $100,000 Cayenne and X5s are in a different midsize category?

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Length 187.6″; Wheelbase 112.2″
Porsche Cayenne Length 191.4″; Wheelbase 113.98″
BMW X5 Length 192.4″; Wheelbase 115.5″
Toyota Land Cruiser Length 194.9″; Wheelbase 112.2″
Land Rover Range Rover Length 196.8″; Wheelbase 115.0″
Tesla Model X Length 198.3″; Wheelbase 116.7″
Lexus LX570 Length 199.4″; Wheelbase 112.2″
Mercedes GLS Length 202.0″; Wheelbase 121.1″
Bently Bentayga Length 202.4″; Wheelbase 117.8″
Cadillac Escalade Length 203.9″; Wheelbase 116.0″
Lincoln Navigator Length 207.4″ Wheelbase 119.0″
Infiniti QX80 Length 208.9″; Wheelbase 121.2″
Cadilliac Escalade ESV Length 224.3″; Wheelbase 130.0″

So it does look like Model X is closer in size to Lexus LX570 than Porsche Cayenne or Toyota Land Cruiser

Wow, that Escalade is huge…

Model X is a medium SUV in my book. Certainly competes with an X5 and a Cayenne more than an Escalade and a Land Cruiser in my opinion.


I agree with your agreement, which doesn’t happen very often. 🙂

I have a Model S. I lust after an X. I know, I know about the door issues but I like a car with a more upright seating posture.

I think you will love those doors.

Yeah Model X is not a large SUV, I’d say. Medium-sized.

It costs as much as the Escalade, so the comparisson makes sense.

As I’ve mentioned, the driving dynamics of the X are great. It’s a rocket. It’s a tank. It’s a rocket-tank. It sets a new standard for SUVs.

10% is in site.

That is a huge number for Tesla.

The other car companies are really feeling it.

Having owned a X since March I’m not surprised! It is a best SUV I’ve owned! Tesla has a big winner with the Model X. This time next year it will be number one.