Tesla has begun delivering its Model Y Performance SUV in the Down Under. The first car went to a buyer in Queensland who waited more than six months. The customer, who goes by @JasonJohnKhan on Twitter shared his excitement on Twitter at being the first to take delivery of the Model Y Performance in Australia.
I am the first Model Y Performance customer delivery in Australia! pic.twitter.com/aG477j4ctw
— Jason Khan (@JasonJohnKhan) February 10, 2023
Interestingly all of the Model Y Performance units being delivered in Australia have ultrasonic sensors, which Tesla has eliminated in North America. It also includes the Universal Mobile Charger (UMC), which is missing some in markets and needs to be purchased differently.
The units in the first batch of deliveries use Pirelli P Zero tires instead of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S most of the Australian-bound Model 3 Performance are equipped with. They have standard 21” Uberturbine Wheels, according to The Driven.
There has been news that Tesla has built the first 2023 Model Y Performance for New Zealand. Watchers speculated that Tesla had made the Australian models simultaneously because it has right-hand driving in common with New Zealand.
The Tesla Model Y Performance is popular for delivering on both space and performance. Its dual-motor setup outputs 393 kW of power, allowing it to zoom from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds.
The standard Model Y produces 173 kW less power. Tesla began delivering it in Australia last August and has sold more than 8,000 units.