Tesla recently revealed that it sold 17,400 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2015. Combined with the previous three quarters, the figure means that Tesla sold over 50,000 vehicles in a calendar year for the first time ever (50,580, to be exact).
Of those 17,400 vehicles sold last quarter, 17,192 were of the Model S sedan variety. That's approximately 48 percent more than the company's previous quarterly record of 11,603 and around 75 percent higher compared to the year-ago quarter.
While impressive, the figure was on the low side of Tesla's 17,000 to 19,000 quarterly forecast.
Tesla moved just 208 Model X SUVs, the company revealed in a press release on the matter. The electric automaker was quick to point out that 507 Model X vehicles were produced during the quarter and that the remainder will be delivered early this quarter.
The general consensus is that Tesla intentionally held back deliveries of the new Model X to better deal with any issues that may crop up. Global Equity Research analyst Trip Chowdhry said most of the early deliveries went to customers in California
Tesla unveiled its first SUV in early September. Like the Model S sedan before it, the Model X is no slouch in terms of pure performance. The all-electric SUV is able to scoot from 0-60 mph in a blistering 3.2 seconds with Ludicrous mode activated.