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Tesla Model Y 2023: Pricing confirmed at last by Tesla for its new all-electric midsize SUV


Chasing Cars exclusively revealed the pricing on this car two months ago, but now Tesla has officially confirmed what the Model Y will cost in Australia

Pricing for the Tesla Model Y has been officially announced by the company, two months after Chasing Cars ran an exclusive story about its pricing

The entry price for the brand-new Tesla Model Y has gone up slightly from the pricing we quoted two months ago and is now sitting at $68,900 before on-road costs – up from $67,990 due to currency fluctuations. 

First deliveries of the Model Y will take place between August and November 2022, with rear-wheel drive and Performance variants available. 

The Tesla Model Y is a highly anticipated model for the brand

The Performance variant of the Model Y will start at a much higher price point – $98,689 before on-road costs – but with it comes dual-motor all-wheel drive power and a startling 0-100km/h time of 3.7 seconds. 

Power and performance of the Tesla Model Y

The entry-level rear-wheel-drive variant has a single motor mounted on the rear axle and is powered by a 56kWh lithium-ion battery pack that provides 455km of WLTP-measured range. In our previous article, it was stated that its power output would reach 255kW in rear-drive specification, while the Performance version would pack 413kW/660Nm.

Interior is typical futuristic Tesla vibes with a large central screen

The Performance variant takes things to the next level with a dual-motor set-up powering all four wheels. The Performance can travel up to 514km (WLTP) on a single charge and can achieve a top speed of 250km/h.

But these Model Y variants are no lightweights, hitting the scales at 1997kg for the base car – nearly two tonnes for a midsize SUV. 

Standard specifications of the Model Y

The 15-inch screen controls most of the infotainment and climate settings

The Tesla Model Y for Australia includes a panoramic glass sunroof, smartphone key entry and a large 15-inch touchscreen interface. 

Standard wheels for the rear-drive model are 19-inch alloys, with optional 20-inch wheels available. The Performance variant scores large 21-inch ‘uberturbine’ wheels. 

The Performance also gains a performance pack that includes HEPA air filtration and LED fog lights. 

Tesla Model Y 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Rear-wheel drive: $68,900
  • Performance: $98,689