It’s official. Tesla has lastly and formally opened up store in Malaysia, and to mark the event, the self-named Tesla Mannequin Y would be the first of its EV vary to debut within the nation.
First unveiled in 2019 and put into manufacturing in 2020, the Tesla Mannequin Y is the EV maker’s present automobile to be designed and styled within the form of an SUV. As per our earlier report, it’ll retail within the nation beginning with a beginning SRP of RM199,000 for the bottom mannequin. This, by the best way, is the mannequin with the rear-wheel drive configuration, a 0-100km/h acceleration of 6.9 seconds, and a WLTP vary of 430km.
Add on a further RM47,000, and also you’ll get the Lengthy Vary Mannequin Y. As its identify implies, this mannequin can go additional, as much as 533km, and likewise has a sooner 0-100km/h acceleration of 5 seconds flat. Not solely that, however it additionally ditches rear-wheel drive for an all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration, which technically interprets to higher grip and management of the automobile whereas on the highway.
Then there may be the Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency SKU. Retailing at RM288,000, this mannequin is for the pace freaks, the adrenaline junkies that want to get from zero to 100km/h as quick as they will. Because the quickest mannequin on the listing, it has a 0-100km/h of three.7 seconds, however at a slight value of vary – it has a most vary of 514km however on the plus facet, it does function the identical AWD drive configuration because the Lengthy Vary mannequin.
So, in the event you’re fascinated with ordering a Tesla Mannequin Y for your self, the excellent news is that you may merely pop by Pavilion KL, the place Tesla might be showcasing the EV on the centre of the mall, in addition to take orders for the automobile. Upon inserting down your order, you possibly can anticipate your unit to ship out to you in 2024. On one other word, the automobile ships out in a Pearl White Multi-Coat color scheme by default however there are three different colors: Strong Black, Midnight Silver Metallic and Pink Mult-Coat. These, nonetheless, are optionally available extras that value a further RM10,000 per color.
At the side of the arrival of Tesla and the Tesla Mannequin Y in Malaysia, the vertically stacked power options firm has additionally made Pavilion one of many first Tesla Supercharger hubs in KL. These superchargers are situated at B1 of the mall’s underground parking zone, of which there are eight of them. For that matter, the corporate is increasing the provision of its superchargers throughout the nation, with Penang and Johor the opposite two states for now, however as of this second, town with the best density of those chargers are situated in KL.