Tesla Slashes Prices For 2024 Model Y And Reveals Updated Specs

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Tesla Slashes Prices For 2024 Model Y And Reveals Updated Specs
Tesla Slashes Prices For 2024 Model Y And Reveals Updated Specs

Tesla’s Model Y for 2024 comes with significant price reductions and minor tweaks, setting the stage for an upcoming facelift of the popular electric SUV. Prices for the 2024 Tesla Model Y in Australia have been slashed by as much as $8500, making it more accessible to customers.

The base Model Y now starts from $63,900 before on-road costs, marking a $1500 reduction, while the mid-level Long Range variant sees a $5500 price drop to $72,900. Meanwhile, the flagship Performance model is now priced at $82,900 before on-roads, representing an $8500 decrease.

Accompanying these adjustments are small design changes, including new black ‘Gemini’ wheel covers for the base and Long Range versions, as well as the introduction of three new optional exterior colors.

Although the Chinese-delivered Model Y received numerous updates, such as enhanced driving range and interior features, Australian customers will miss out on most of them. Despite being manufactured in the same Shanghai factory, the local versions lack certain upgrades like RGB interior ambient lighting and a textile dashboard material. However, a comprehensive update, codenamed Juniper, is expected next year, similar to the recent Model 3 ‘Highland’ facelift.

The Interior, Steering, Dashboard, And Central Console Of A 2024 Tesla Model Y (Credits Tesla)
The Interior, Steering, Dashboard, And Central Console Of A 2024 Tesla Model Y (Credits: Tesla)

Prospective Tesla buyers eager to acquire a Model Y can anticipate receiving their deliveries from April to June 2024. These price adjustments coincide with recent reductions in MG’s electric vehicle prices in Australia, reflecting heightened rivalry in the electric vehicle sector.

The 2024 Tesla Model Y range comprises three versions: the Model Y RWD priced at $63,900, reflecting a $1500 reduction; the Model Y Long Range AWD priced at $72,900, featuring a $5500 decrease; and the range-topping Model Y Performance AWD priced at $82,900, boasting an $8500 price cut.

Each variant offers distinct drivetrains and performance capabilities. The Model Y RWD features a single electric motor producing 220kW of power and 330Nm of torque, while the Long Range AWD boasts a front electric motor and a 0-100km/h time of 5.0 seconds. The flagship Performance model delivers impressive outputs of 393kW and 639Nm, accelerating from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds.

In terms of efficiency, the Model Y RWD offers a driving range of 455km, while the Long Range AWD and Performance variants provide 533km and 514km, respectively. Charging capabilities range from 170kW to 250kW, depending on the model. Additionally, the Model Y’s dimensions, boot space, servicing, warranty, safety features, and available options are detailed for interested buyers.

A 2024 Tesla Model Y’s Charging Carousel (Credits: Tesla)

The Tesla Model Y measures 4751mm long, 2129mm wide (or 1978mm with folded mirrors), and 1624mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2890mm. Weight varies across models, with the Model Y RWD weighing 1909kg, the Long Range weighing 1979kg, and the Performance model coming in at 1997kg. The SUV offers a spacious boot with 854 liters of cargo space with the rear seats up, expanding to 2158 liters with the second-row seats folded.

Tesla provides a four-year, 80,000km warranty for the Model Y in Australia. The Model Y RWD’s battery is covered by an eight-year or 160,000km warranty, while the Long Range and Performance variants have an eight-year or 192,000km battery warranty. Tesla guarantees the battery will retain a minimum of 70 percent capacity during the warranty period.

The Tesla Model Y received a five-star ANCAP safety rating in 2022, scoring high marks for adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, vulnerable road user protection, and safety assistance.

Standard safety features include seven airbags, autonomous emergency braking, forward and reverse collision detection with car, pedestrian, and cyclist detection, junction assist, blind-spot assist, lane keep assist, reverse and side-view cameras, parking sensors, tire pressure monitoring, automatic high-beam, and intelligent speed limiter.

A 2024 Tesla Model Y's Boot Space (Credits Tesla)
A 2024 Tesla Model Y’s Boot Space (Credits: Tesla)

The base Model Y RWD comes equipped with 19-inch ‘Gemini’ wheels, a tinted glass roof, power-folding, auto-dimming, and heated side mirrors, floor mats, leatherette interior upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 13-speaker audio system, wireless charger for two smartphones, USB ports, power-adjustable front seats, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, HEPA filtration system, and Tesla app connectivity.

Options include 20-inch induction wheels, interior color choices, an Enhanced Autopilot package, and Full Self-Driving Capabilities. Exterior color options include Pearl White Multi-Coat, Solid Black, Deep Blue Metallic, Stealth Grey, Quicksilver, and Ultra Red, each with varying additional costs.


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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