Tesla has today confirmed it will bring its Long Range version of the Model Y to Australia starting from $81,900 before on-road costs
Starting from $81,900 before on-road costs, the dual-motor Tesla Model Y Long Range has a claimed WLTP driving range of 533km – up 19km from the 514km of range for the existing Performance model and 78km up from the entry-level rear-drive.
The Long Range will use the same 75kWh usable battery pack also found in the Performance variant, but will have less punch than the flagship. Fast charging is rated at a 250kW maximum.
The Model Y in long range guise will still produce a hefty amount of power and torque – 378kW/493Nm – that drives all four wheels. The five-seater weighs in at a claimed 1979kg.
Chasing Cars understands that Model Y Long Range deliveries are expected to commence in June 2023.
The long-range Model Y will command a $13,000 premium over a base Model Y, but will include 19-inch alloy wheels, basic Autopilot system, a glass roof, a 15-inch central touchscreen, wireless charging, an all-vegan interior and a 13-speaker sound system.
The Model Y Long Range will be capable of accelerating to 100km/h in an estimated five seconds, which is a decent improvement over the 6.9 second Model Y standard. Top speed for the Model Y Long Range is 217km/h.
Options for the Tesla Model Y include inch-larger 20-inch induction wheels ($2400), enhanced Autopilot ($5100) and full self-driving software ($10,100). It comes standard with 19-inch wheels.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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