Two and a half years after deliveries began in the United States, the Tesla Model Y will be on roads in Australia later this year with Tesla today announcing the “Design studio” for Model Y was now live.
Design Studio is the ordering page for any Tesla Vehicle, and it can’t go live until the price is set and production is ready – and that’s now.
Prices will start at $68,900 – plus on road cost, so in NSW you’re looking at $74,000 to own a Model Y.
The performance version is $98,689 plus on roads offering a 0-100km/h speed time of 3.7seconds – down from the 6.9seconds of the standard rear-wheel drive model.
Model Y is the baby SUV version of the hugely popular Model 3 which has taken Tesla’s sales in Australia to huge numbers in just a short time, the Model Y is expected to do the same.
Range on the Standard model is 455km, while the Performance model gets 514km range.
Here’s all the Model Y Specifications for Australia
|Model Y||Rear-Wheel Drive||Performance|
|Starting Price (excluding on-roads)||A$68,900||A$98,689 (incl. LCT)|
|Paint||Pearl White Multi-Coat, Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Red Multi-Coat||Pearl White Multi-Coat, Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Red Multi-Coat|
|Seating Layout||5 Adults. Independent fold-flat second row with adjustable seatbacks. Electronic releases in trunk for convenience.||5 Adults. Independent fold-flat second row with adjustable seatbacks. Electronic releases in trunk for convenience.|
|Interior||All Black Premium Interior (included) Black & White Interior (optional)||All Black Premium Interior (included) Black & White (optional)|
|Wheels||19” Gemini (included) 20” Induction (optional)||21” Uberturbine (included)|
|Range (WLTP)||455 km||514 km|
|Top Speed||217 km/h||250 km/h|
|Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive||Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive|
|Weight||1,909 kg||1,997 kg|
|Max Cargo Volume||2,158 litres||2,158 litres|
|Tow Hitch||Service installed accessory, estimated to be available early 2023.||Service installed accessory, estimated to be available early 2023.|
|Equipment||HEPA air filtration system||Performance Upgrade Pack, HEPA air filtration system, LED Fog Lights|