It is now just a matter of time before Tesla unveils the next vehicle in its product road map — the Model Y.
Aimed at the auto industry’s most lucrative segment today, the all-electric SUV and its potential success could definitively establish Tesla’s reputation as a successful car maker. , since the company is now at a point where it has matured enough to produce a vehicle of such magnitude and caliber as the all-electric SUV.
The compact SUV segment in the United States is an incredibly competitive market. In 2018 alone, auto sales tracking website Car Sales Base noted that the Toyota Rav4 — the reigning king of compact SUV’s — sold 427,168 units in the United States.
In second place was the Nissan Rogue with 412,110 vehicles sold, and in third place was the Honda CR-V, which sold 379,013 units during 2019.
Each of these vehicles sold so well, their individual sales exceeded Tesla’s record-breaking 2018 sales of 245,240 electric cars, which included 145,846 Model 3.