Since then, the automaker has ramped up production of the made-in-China Model 3 to 200,000 units per year, and made a few changes to the car along the way.
The latest news to support these rumours surfaced today, claiming Tesla will announce a price drop for the Standard Range Plus (SR+) and rear wheel-drive (RWD) Long Range versions of the Model 3’s made at Giga Shanghai.
PRICE CHANGE: the two available MIC Model 3 variants are said to get prices adjusted as follows:
SR+: reduced to ¥249k from 271,550
RWD LR: reduced to ¥309k from 344,050
In addition, they will come with chrome delete trims. Official announcement is to be made on Thursday.
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With the new prices, the SR+ drops by about $4,400 CAD and will come in at ¥249,900 ($48,905 CAD), including available incentives. The RWD LR Model 3 is reduced even further to ¥309,000 ($60,400 CAD) after incentives.
UPDATE #2 11:57pm PST: Tesla has now officially lowered the prices of the SR+ and LR Model 3 in China.
The price change is also expected to bring with it the introduction of the factory chrome delete that we reported on last month.
Tesla is expected to announce the changes Thursday in China, or later today in our time zone.
UPDATE #1: Reuters is now also reporting Tesla will introduce the Model 3 with LFP batteries, according to two sources familiar with the matter.