Tesla Model Y Australian pricing expected to start at $78,000

With the Tesla Model 3 continuing to enjoy strong sales in the backdrop of increasing popularity of EVs in Australia, the company’s new Model Y crossover is set to continue that momentum.

Due for local launch in early 2021, the Model Y will be the fourth addition to Tesla’s line-up which currently consists of the Model 3 compact sedan, Model X large SUV, and Model S flagship saloon. With strong appetite for crossovers, there is no better time to introduce the Model Y. But the big question is how much does the Tesla Model Y cost when it lands in Australian showrooms?

While Tesla has yet to confirm Australian pricing for the Model Y, we can expect the crossover EV to cost roughly $10,000 more than the Model 3.

This is based on the fact that the Model X is priced at around $134,000, some $9,000 more than the Model S. The Model X is largely based on the Model S, just like how the Model Y is underpinned by the same platform as the Model 3.

With pricing for the Standard Range Plus Model 3 starting at around $68,000 before on-road costs, the Model Y will most likely be priced from $78,000 for the base model.

The Model Y Performance variant will likely cost $110,000, given that the Model 3 Performance asks for around $101,000. All prices are before on-road costs.

Depending on variants, the Model Y has a seating capacity of seven adults. The flagship Model Y Performance variant packs a high-efficiency powertrain and ultra-responsive motors that enable 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration in as little as 3.5 seconds and a limited top speed of up to 150 mph (240 km/h).

Claimed to offer excellent handling for any road condition, the Model Y’s standard battery is good for 230 miles (370 km) of range, while Model Y Long Range is be able to travel up to 300 miles (483 km) on a single charge.

The Model Y is compatible with Tesla’s current Supercharger and Destination Charger network of more than 500 chargers.

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