Model Y’s success even before it launched, estimating back in 2016 that it

 would draw demand “in the 500k to 1 million unit per year level.”

A graph from Motor1 displaying the global best selling vehicles for 2023,

with the Tesla Model Y in first place.

The Tesla Model Y has nabbed the top spot,

but Toyota still occupies most of the rankings. Image: Motor1

While this is a milestone for Tesla,

 the Model Y’s victory isn’t especially surprising.