- Model Y SUV price starts from $65,400
- Up to 533km range for popular Tesla electric car
- Features HEPA filter, full glass roof, double-glazed rear windows over Model 3
The practical, higher-riding Tesla Model Y electric SUV is now priced from $65,400 to $91,400 before on-road costs in Australia.
The Model Y provides between 455km to 533km of claimed WLTP driving range depending on the variant. It is based on the underpinnings of the popular Model 3 sedan, but has a more practical interior, hatchback-style opening boot, and a higher seating position.OFFER: $750 off a Tesla Model Y and 3 months free trial for Enhanced Autopilot
UPDATE 1/7/23: Tesla Australia cuts Model Y range price by $3900, resulting in record low.
The Tesla electric SUV is eligible for select Australian incentives, including the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for fleets and novated leases – but only applies to the base Model Y rear-wheel drive (RWD) and Long Range.
Model Y Range, Charging and Size
All three Model Y electric SUV variants are differentiated by the drivetrain and battery pack.
The Model Y RWD has a single-motor setup and is most efficient, while Long Range and Performance models gain more powerful dual-motors for all-wheel drive and a larger battery to yield some extra driving range.
The key difference is the RWD's lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery that can recharge at up to 170kW DC (with no charge limit), while the Long Range and Performance with a nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) pack peaks at up to 250kW DC speeds (with a 90 per cent charge limit recommendation).
Model Y Price and Models
All three Model Y electric SUV variants share largely the same features as standard.
EDITOR'S NOTE: All prices listed below exclude Tesla’s $400 ordering fee, $1400 delivery charge, and the compulsory Luxury Car Tax (applicable on the Performance variant only).
Model Y RWD price: $65,400 before on-road costs
The Tesla Model Y is priced from $65,400 before on-road costs for the entry-level standard range RWD variant. Key features include a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cabin filter, full panoramic fixed glass roof, and a high-tech minimalistic interior like its smaller Model 3 sedan twin on which it's based.
|Battery||57.5kWh usable LFP battery|
|Exterior||19-inch Gemini covered alloy wheels|
|LED headlights, daytime running lights and taillights|
|Power folding, auto-dimming, heated wing mirrors|
|Matte black window surrounds, side indicators and flush door handles|
|Interior||Five-seat black vegan interior with wood decor|
|Electrically adjustable front seats|
|Heated front and rear seats|
|Double glazed front and rear windows|
|Dual-zone climate control|
|HEPA cabin air filter (Bioweapon Defence mode)|
|Fixed panoramic glass roof|
|Ambient footwell lights|
|Interior floor mats|
|Rear row seat folding release toggles|
|Technology||15-inch central infotainment system and instruments with built-in Google Maps|
|Over-the-air software update capabilities|
|30-day Premium Connectivity trial|
|Dual Qi wireless charging phone pad|
|Four USB-C charging ports|
|128GB USB for dashcam and Sentry Mode recording|
|13-speaker premium audio|
|Tesla mobile app|
|Safety assist||Tesla Vision Basic Autopilot package|
|Auto emergency braking (AEB)|
|Lane departure warning and lane-centering assist|
|Blind-spot monitoring and camera view|
|Adaptive cruise control ‘Autopilot’|
Model Y Long Range price: $78,400 before on-road costs
For $13,000 more, the Long Range gets a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, plus LED fog lights.
Long Range adds:
|Battery||75kWh usable NMC battery|
|Exterior||LED front fog lights|
Model Y Performance price: $91,400 before on-road costs
Another $13,000 for the flagship Performance gains additional features, such as the more powerful drivetrain tune, 21-inch Überturbine wheels with red-painted performance brake callipers, lowered suspension, and a carbon fibre rear spoiler.
|Exterior||21-inch Überturbine alloy wheels|
|Performance brakes with red-painted callipers|
|Carbon fibre rear spoiler|
|Increased top speed to 250km/h (up from 217km/h)|
Tesla Model Y options
- Standard paint – no cost: Pearl White Multi-Coat
- Premium paint – $1500: Solid Black; Midnight Silver Metallic; Deep Blue Metallic
- Red Multi-Coat paint – $2400
- 20-inch Induction wheels (RWD and Long Range only) – $2400
- Black and white interior – $1500
- Tesla Mobile Connector trickle charging cable – $550
- Tow Package – $1970
Enhanced Autopilot – $5100:
- Navigate on Autopilot on highways (assists with lane changing and highway exits)
- Automatic lane change assist
- Automatic parking assist
- Summon (remotely move forwards and backwards)
- Smart Summon (remotely drives to owner)
‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ – $10,100:
- Enhanced Autopilot features
- Traffic light and stop sign control (slows down the vehicle while using adaptive cruise control)
Premium Connectivity – $9.99/month:
- Satellite-view maps with live-traffic lines
- Music and video app streaming
- Remote exterior and interior camera monitoring (via mobile app)
- Internet browser
Model Y Government Incentives
Model Y Warranty and Servicing
The Tesla Model Y is backed by a four-year/80,000km vehicle warranty and roadside assistance with a different battery warranty depending on the drivetrain variant.
For the base Model Y RWD, it has a eight-year/160,000km battery warranty, whereas the Model Y Long Range and Performance are covered for eight-years/192,000km. Tesla promises it’ll keep at least 70 per cent of its battery health over the coverage period.
It adopts a condition-based servicing scheme, meaning the vehicle will notify the owner when its sensors detect it’s time for check-up via the mobile app.
Tesla also recommends a range of specific routine maintenance tasks, including:
- Cabin air filter – every two years
- HEPA filter – every three years
- Tyre rotation, balance and wheel alignment – every 10,000km/if the tread depth difference is 1.5mm or more
- Brake fluid test – every two years
- Air conditioning desiccant bag – replace every four years
- Cleaning and lubricating brake callipers – every 12 months/20,000km (for cars in cold weather regions only)
Model Y vs Other EVs
The Tesla Model Y RWD compares well on paper with the similarly-priced Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUVs. It has larger boot (although it's measured up to the roof, instead of the seats as per its rivals), faster 0-100km/h acceleration, and energy efficiency.
But, the EV6 and Ioniq 5 are capable of ultra-rapid charging speeds on a compatible public charging station thanks to its 800-volt class architecture.
Model Y Price History
NOTE: Prices exclude on-road costs, mandatory $400 ordering fee, $1400 delivery charge, and the Luxury Car Tax (applicable on Performance variant only).
|Model/Variant||February 2023||April 2023||May 2023||July 2023|
|Model Y RWD||$69,300||$68,900||$69,300||$65,400|
|Model Y Long Range||N/A||$81,900||$82,300||$78,400|
|Model Y Performance||$95,300||$94,900||$95,300||$91,400|
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