Tesla’s Entry Model Y in China Now Sold Out Until Early 2022
Tesla’s entry Model Y compact crossover SUV in China is now sold out until 2022.
The rear-wheel drive Model Y, priced from RMB 276,000 ($43,172 USD), is now showing an estimated delivery date of 10 to 14 weeks (previously from 6-10 weeks), pegging its arrival beyond 2021 and into early 2022. Even if you upgrade to 20-inch Induction wheels, delivery dates are still showing 10-14 weeks.
For a timeline of 10 weeks from today, that is the week of January 17, 2022, should Tesla’s estimated delivery dates stay on schedule.
To acquire a Model Y in China sooner, one needs to spend more on a Long Range or Performance version. The Long Range has an estimated delivery date of “fourth quarter”, while the Performance shows delivery dates are “expected to begin in the fourth quarter”.
Priced from RMB 347,900 ($54,419 USD) and RMB 387,900 ($60,676 USD) respectively, these Model Y vehicles made at Gigafactory Shanghai will arrive faster if you decide to open your wallet further.
According to CnEVPost, these extended Model Y delivery dates into early 2022 may cause issues for buyers if Tesla is unable to deliver vehicles before the important Chinese New Year holiday, set for February 2022. Many would-be customers would hope to drive their new Tesla vehicles back home for the holidays to visit family.
Tesla is seeing intense demand worldwide for its electric vehicles, as the company battles an ongoing global semiconductor shortage, plus pressure on its parts supply chain. Despite these external factors, Tesla sold over 54,000 vehicles made at Giga Shanghai in October.