Tesla China’s delivery numbers over the last few weeks of the year are going to get a boost from the introduction of the Model Y Performance.
The automaker announced through its official Weibo social media account that the electric SUV is set to “start delivery in the near future” in China.
The news is not unexpected. Tesla first added the top of the line variant to the Design Studio in China earlier this year. A newly built Model Y Performance was also spotted on the factory floor inside Giga Shanghai in October, followed a few weeks later by a sighting of a transport truck loaded with the new cars.
MIC Tesla Model Y Performance spotting near Gigafactory Shanghai.
— Jay in Shanghai 电动 Jay (@JayinShanghai) November 14, 2021
The Model Y Performance starts at ¥387,900 (~$77,000 CAD), making it cheaper than the what Canadians can buy the electric SUV for ($83,990 CAD).