Tesla slashes Model Y prices in Australia, introduces new paint options and wheel covers, but no new dash

Tesla has implemented another price adjustment for the Model Y, this time lowering the price of the electric SUV in Australia by as much as AUD$8,500.

At the same time, the company has also introduced two new paint colours, and the new Metallic Shadow wheel covers from the slightly refreshed Model Y built at Giga Shanghai, but interestingly, not the new dash with the ambient LED light strip.

Tesla has been tinkering with its Model Y prices in numerous markets this year. Most recently in North America Tesla has temporarily lowered prices, before raising them up again a few weeks later in an attempt to entice customers to place their orders sooner rather than later.

Now Australian customers can also enjoy a substantial price cut on the Model Y, and this one doesn’t appear to be time limited.

According to an update to the Design Studio on Thursday, all three variants dropped in price. The Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) dropped by AUD$1,500, the Long Range (LR) by AUD$5,500, while the Performance variant saw the biggest price drop of AUD$8,500.

Making the price drop even better, customers placing their order now will receive the slightly refreshed Model Y from Giga Shanghai, and can pick from two new paint options – Quicksilver and Ultra Red, both of which are AUD$2,600 options.

But there is one confusing twist. The Design Studio for Australia now shows the Model Y comes with the Metallic Shadow wheel covers that were introduced when Tesla released the slightly refreshed Model Y in China last year. However, the Design Studio also shows it does not come with the updated material and LED light strip in the dash, that was also part of the refresh.

Here is what the dash looks like in China.

Tesla also recently started building the Model Y with the latest Hardware 4.0 (HW4) self-driving computer. Given that Australia now seems to be receiving a hybrid version of the old and slightly refreshed Model Y, we are not sure if these builds will also include HW4.

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