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Tesla Model 3 2022: Australian pricing and specifications, range boosted for standard model

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

Tesla has trimmed prices on its standard- and long-range Model 3s for Australia, now starting at $59,900 before on-road costs


Tesla has shaved some money off the Tesla Model 3’s asking price for 2022, with the standard rear-wheel drive variant now selling for $59,900 before on-road costs.

Range has also been extended for the entry-level car, which can now travel 491km on a full charge according to the WLTP cycle – up from the 430km previously offered. 

The Long Range AWD Model 3 boosts that range significantly to 614km (WLTP) and starts at $73,200 before on-road costs. 

Tesla Model 3 2021 rear driving
The ‘base’ edition Model 3 is now cheaper and can travel further

Performance Model 3s offer 567km of WLTP range but also more power and torque, and the ability to shoot to 100km/h in 3.3 seconds (compared to 4.4sec for the AWD and 6.1sec for the rear-drive). This Model 3 flagship starts at $84,900 before on-road costs. 

What equipment do you get in the Model 3?

In the standard Model 3, owners receive 18-inch alloy wheels, a tinted glass roof, power-folding side mirrors, electric front seats, 15-inch touchscreen with bluetooth, navigation and app integration, wireless phone charging, four USB-C ports and premium vegan upholstery. 

The Long Range AWD adds larger 19-inch wheels, a 14-speaker sound system, heated rear seats, LED front fog lights and interior floor mats. 

The Model 3 Performance includes 20-inch turbine-style alloy wheels, Pirelli P-Zero tyres, performance brakes, carbon fibre rear lip spoiler, a ‘Track’ drive mode, alloy pedals and lowered suspension. 

Tesla Model 3 2021 front above
Tinted glass roof and 18-inch wheels are standard on the base Model 3

Options include full self-driving ($10,100), black and white interior ($1500) and black, blue or silver exterior paint ($1500). 

How safe is the Model 3?

All Model 3s are fitted with dual front, side, and head-protecting curtain airbags. In 2019, the Model 3 scored a five-star ANCAP safety rating.  

The Tesla Model 3 is fitted with an ‘autopilot’ semi-autonomous driving system which includes adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. 

Tesla Model 3 Supercharger front 3/4
The Tesla Model 3 scored a five star ANCAP rating in 2019

An optional ‘self-driving’ package can be purchased for $10,100 which includes autopilot navigation, auto lane change, auto parking, and traffic light and stop sign recognition.

Tesla Model 3: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive: $59,900 (-$90)
  • Model 3 Long Range AWD: $73,200 (-$200)
  • Model 3 Performance AWD: $84,900