Tesla announced it has launched Model sales in China on January 1, 2021, kicking off the New Year with its latest electric SUV (via Reuters).
The Model Y has been seen testing at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai, which recently completed an expansion to produce the SUV.
According to Tesla’s Chinese website, the Long Range Model Y starts at 339,900 yuan ($52,041 USD), while the Performance version costs 369,900 yuan ($56,634 USD). Range is showing at 594 km (369 miles) for the Long Range Model Y.
Compared to the United States, these prices for Model Y in China are much cheaper. The Long Range starts at $48,490 USD, while the Performance costs $58,490 USD.
Tesla also confirmed the Model Y in China includes a heated steering wheel, plus HEPA filter presumably for Bioweapon Defense Mode, which was previously confirmed. We also see on the Tesla China website the new centre console from the Model 3 refresh.
It’s also worth noting the Model Y in China gets a slightly different interior compared to the United States as well, with wood trim extending to the front driver and passenger doors. Also, a white interior option is not available in China for Model Y.
BREAKING: It would appear that the MIC Model Y has a different interior design than the US Model Y.
Additional features the MIC Model Y has that US Model Y doesn't:
• Heated steering wheel
• HEPA filter/Bioweapon defense mode
MIC Model Y of left. US Model Y on right
— Sawyer Merritt ?? (@SawyerMerritt) January 1, 2021
No, Tesla China did not cut the prices of Model Y
This is the FIRST official pricing for MIC ?? Model Y
There were 0 actual orders with previous prices.
We all know the previous pricing was just a placeholder
— ⚡️特拉风?T☰SLA mania⚡️ (@Tesla__Mania) January 1, 2021
As for the Full Self-Driving add-on for Autopilot, that is priced at 64,000 yuan ($9,796 USD).
With drone flyovers of Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai showing a tonne of Model Y and Model 3 units sitting and waiting, many assumed the SUV launch would be imminent, and here we are.
Chinese customers can configure their Model Y today, with deliveries set to begin this month.
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