The Tesla Model Y electric crossover has – finally – gone on sale in Australia starting, from $68,900 for the standard range RWD variant, and $93,900 for the Performance variant.
The Model Y has been on sale in the US since March 2020, a year after its initial unveiling. It was originally thought it would go on sale in Australia in 2021, however, this did not eventuate. Now that Tesla’s Berlin factory has officially opened, it is understood that Shanghai-made inventory can now be freed up for Australia.
The order book was opened after a shipload of Model Ys arrived in Australia in the past week, as contributor Riz Akhtar documented this year. First deliveries are expected within the next few months.
Some of those who ordered early are being told of deliveries from August, at least for the RWD options. Those opting for the Performance version are being told of deliveries between November and February. By the end of the day, all orders were being advised of November at the earliest, may be as late as February.
The Model Y is available to be viewed in every Tesla show room in Australia, The Driven understands, as this pic from the Gold Coast show room highlights.