On January 1st, Tesla announced that the Tesla Model Y China Edition was officially launched, priced at RMB 339,900 to 369,900. Once the news was announced, the order for Model Y exceeded 100,000 within 10 hours. At the same time, the actual China Edition new car was also exposed on the Internet, and the overall new car was consistent with the overseas version.
After the news of Tesla’s Model Y listing, Model Y orders exceeded 100,000 within 10 hours, and the surge in the number of official website views caused the official website to be temporarily down. Tesla’s official account on Weibo, Tesla customer support also issued a statement, “please be patient”. It is reported that the new car will be delivered in January 2021.
As for the situation of Tesla store, we asked the Tesla store in Beijing, the other party said that the Chinese Model Y show car will arrive in the store one after another on January 3, 2021. At present, some show cars are undergoing refurbishment. From the exposed pictures look, the new car continues the design of the overseas version of the model, using the Tesla family front face style.
In contrast, the overall shape of the rear of the new car is similar to Model 3, and the Chinese character LOGO “特斯拉” is added. In addition, the new car will also provide two-color splicing wheels and black wheels, of which the former is 21 inches and the latter is 20 inches.
In terms of performance, the Model Y long-range version uses dual-motor all-wheel drive with a maximum power of 431 horsepower. The 0-100 km/h acceleration time is 5.1 seconds, while the Performance version is only 3.7 seconds. Model Y long-range version has a cruising range of 594 kilometers; Model Y Performance version has a cruising range of 480 kilometers (WLTP estimate).
Tesla Model Y is finally listed on the Chinese market. Judging from the current pre-orders, it has indeed detonated a new round of electric car craze, but behind more than 100,000 orders, Tesla will also usher in a greater test. After all, the patience of consumers is still limited, and as follow-up orders increase, how to ensure production quality while reducing delivery time is a problem that Tesla needs to solve quickly.