Great news for people who have been waiting for Teslas Model Y (which is Teslas SUV EV) to be released in New Zealand. Tesla have now releas...
Great news for people who have been waiting for Teslas Model Y (which is Teslas SUV EV) to be released in New Zealand. Tesla have now released the Tesla Model Y NZ, and announced that the driveaway price for the Rear-Wheel Drive model starts from $78,243.
As the Tesla Model Y NZ RWD starting price is just under $80,000, it should qualify for the Clean Car Discount. As with most Tesla EVs, you pay extra if you want a different colour paint or other features. The standard exterior colour the Tesla Model Y NZ comes in is 'White'. But you can pay an extra $1700 if you want it in Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic or Deep Blue Metallic. Or you can pay an extra $3300 if you want it in Red Multi-coat.
The standard interior colour the Tesla Model Y NZ comes in is all black, including black seats. If you want a different colour interior, you can pay an extra $1700 for the 'Black and White' interior, which comes with white seating. Good luck keeping that clean if you have children!
The problem is that if you spend too much money on extras for your Tesla Model Y, it will take the price over Clean Car Discount limit of $80,000. You wont then qualify for the Clean Car Discount, meaning you will miss out on a substantial discount.
The Tesla Model Y Real-Wheel Drive (RWD) has a Range (WLTP) of up-to approximately 455 km on a single charge. Whereas the Tesla Model Y Performance (Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive) goes up to 514 km. However you are paying substantially more for the Model Y performance, and therefore it won't qualify for the Clean Car Discount.
One of the biggest differences between the Tesla Model Y RWD, and the Tesla Model Y Performance, is that the Performance model has far more impressive acceleration. The Model Y Performance model will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in as little as 3.7* seconds, and a top speed of 250km/h. But the cheaper Model Y RWD model has a less impressive 0-100km/h acceleration of 6.9 seconds, and a top speed of 217km/h.
We think that most people will be buying the cheaper Tesla Model Y Real-Wheel Drive model, due to it qualifying for the Clean Car Discount. As a result of this, and Kiwis having a love of SUVs, it is likely to become the most popular Tesla model in New Zealand, and should outsell the popular Model 3.
Tesla Model Y Update
The Tesla Model Y had just been released in Australia and they have already announced that the price will be rising in the future. So we wouldn't be surprised if the price in NZ also rises. This is on the back of prices of other EVs in recent weeks including the new Kia EV6 which has been hiked in price.
Tesla Model Y RWD Review Video
*With first foot of rollout subtracted.
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