The 2024 Tesla Model Y has undergone a series of price adjustments in Australia, ranging from $1,500 to $8500, along with subtle design enhancements for the popular electric SUV. With a starting price now at $63,900 before on-road costs, the base Model Y has hit its lowest price point ever in Australia following a $1,500 reduction. The mid-tier Model Y Long Range sees a more significant reduction of $5,500, now priced at $72,900 before on-road costs. Similarly, the flagship Model Y Performance starts at $82,900 before on-road costs, reflecting a big $8,500 decrease.

Updates for the 2024 Tesla Model Y include some small design changes, such as new black ‘Gemini’ wheel cover design available for both the base and Long Range variants. Additionally, three new optional exterior colors have been introduced.

Anticipation mounts for a comprehensive update to the Tesla Model Y, code-named ‘Juniper’, expected next year. This update promises upgrades akin to those seen in the recent Model 3 ‘Highland’ facelift.

For those considering a Model Y purchase, Tesla offers delivery estimates between now and June 2024.

2024 Tesla Model Y Pricing (+ORC):

  • 2024 Tesla Model Y RWD: $63,900 (-$1,500)
  • 2024 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD: $72,900 (-$5,500)
  • 2024 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD: $82,900 (-$8,500)

2024 Tesla Model Y Standard Equipment:

There are three members of the local Model Y range.

The base Model Y RWD features:

  • 19-inch ‘Gemini’ wheels (now in all black)
  • Tinted glass roof Power-folding
  • Auto-dimming and heated side mirrors
  • Floor mats
  • Leatherette interior upholstery
  • 12-way power adjustable front seats
  • 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 13-speaker audio system
  • Wireless charger for two smartphones
  • 4x USB-C ports
  • 1x USB-A port in the glove box
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • HEPA filtration system
  • Tesla app connectivity

The Model Y Long Range adds:

  • LED fog lights

The Model Y Performance adds:

  • 21-inch Uberturbine wheels
  • Performance brakes
  • Lowered suspension
  • Aluminium alloy pedals
  • Carbon-fibre spoiler

Options include:

  • 20-inch induction wheels: $2400 (RWD and Long Range only)
  • White and black interior: $1500
  • Enhanced Autopilot ($5100) adds: Navigate on Autopilot Auto Lane Change Autopark Summon Smart Summon
  • Full Self-Driving ($10,100) will add (when approved for use on Australian roads): Traffic light and stop sign control Auto steer on city streets

Model Y Drivetrains and Performance:

  • Tesla Australia refrains from officially quoting power outputs for the Model Y, though Glass’s Guide lists the Model Y RWD’s single electric motor as producing 220kW of power and 330Nm of torque, achieving 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds.
  • The Model Y Long Range gains a front electric motor for all-wheel drive, delivering 378kW of power and 493Nm of torque, with a 0-100km/h time of 5.0 seconds.
  • The flagship Model Y Performance boasts total outputs of 393kW and 639Nm, achieving a 0-100km/h time of 3.7 seconds.

Model Y Efficiency:

  • Model Y RWD: 455km driving range (WLTP laboratory test cycle).
  • Model Y Long Range AWD: 533km driving range.
  • Model Y Performance AWD: 514km driving range.

Model Y Dimensions:

The Tesla Model Y measures 4,751mm long, 2,129mm wide (or 1,978mm with folded mirrors) and 1,624mm tall, on a 2,890mm wheelbase.

The Model Y RWD weighs 1,909kg, while the Long Range tips the scales at 1,979kg, while the Performance is heavier again at 1,997kg.

Boot space is claimed at 854-litres with the rear seats up and including the ‘frunk’, increasing to 2,158L with the second-row seats folded.

Model Y Warranty and Servicing:

The 2024 Tesla Model Y in Australia is covered by a four year/80,000km warranty, while the battery is under warranty for eight years or 160,000km, whichever comes first. Meanwhile, the Model Y Long Range and Performance variants have their batteries covered for eight years or 192,000km.

Throughout the warranty period, Tesla Australia ensures that the battery maintains a minimum of 70 percent capacity. Due to its minimal moving parts, the Model Y requires little maintenance. However, Tesla recommends changing the air-conditioning filters every two years and conducting tyre tread, balance, and rotation checks every 20,000km.

2024 Tesla Model Y Colours:

  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Solid Black
  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Stealth Grey (NEW)
  • Quicksilver (NEW)
  • Ultra Red (NEW)

Pearl White Multi-Coat is offered as standard. Deep Blue Metallic and Solid Black finishes incur a $1,500 premium, Stealth Grey is an extra $2,300 while Quicksilver and Ultra Red cost an additional $2,600.

The 2024 Tesla Model Y is now on sale in Australia, with local deliveries due to commence soon. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest news and reviews.

Discover more: our Model Y review.

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