Tesla announced that the Model Y Long Range is coming to Japan and Australia. The Model Y Long Range in Australia starts at $81,900. While in Japan, the vehicle will start at 6,760,700 Yen.
Based on Tesla’s online Design Studio, the first Model Y Long Range vehicles will be in Japan and Australia by late May or June, with the vehicles coming from Giga Shanghai.
Tesla took to Twitter to announce the Model Y Long Range in Japan.
Tesla Model Y待望のロングレンジが登場。広々とした車内スペースはそのままに、ロングドライブでもさらに安心な航続距離https://t.co/l1WvJqGIx2 pic.twitter.com/GySElTqwKN
— Tesla Japan (@teslamotorsjp) April 4, 2023
In addition, to the launch of the Model Y Long Range, Tesla also announced that they would be slashing prices for the 2023 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in Australia.
Here are the exact price changes on the vehicles in Australia: (via Drive)
|Vehicle||New Price (In Aus $)||Difference|
|Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive||$60,900||$3,400|
|Model 3 Long Range AWD||$73,900||$3,400|
|Model 3 Performance AWD||$87,495||$4,420|
|Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive||$68,900||$400|
|Model Y Long Range AWD||$81,900||None (New)|
|Model Y Performance AWD||$97,895||$520|
This is the 19th time Tesla has changed the Tesla Model 3 pricing since introducing the vehicle to the country in 2019.
Interestingly, Tesla is one of the first brands in Australia to introduce price cuts in 2023. So, it will certainly be something to track in terms of how the price cuts affect overall sales of the already popular vehicles moving forward.