In China, Tesla China has published a small upgrade to the Tesla Model Y crossover. The car got some small but easy-to-see tweaks inside and out. Giving Tesla China a good start to the fourth quarter.
Visual and Interior Upgrades
Tesla updated its Model Y configurator as the fourth quarter began in China. The base Model Y from Giga Shanghai now has a significantly faster 0-100 km/h time of 5.9 seconds, as displayed on the vehicle’s order website. Its base Gemini Wheels have also been coated black, making them more sleek and appealing.
A look inside reveals that the modified Giga Shanghai Model Y now has ambient lighting in the shape of an LED strip that spans the dashboard. The Model Y’s characteristic wood trim on the black interior dash has also been updated. Most crucially, the base Tesla Model Y price in China remains unchanged at RMB 263,900 which translate about ₹31 lakh.
Keeping the Model Y Competitive
A peek at the Model Y update that Tesla China recently provided reveals that the electric vehicle manufacturer intends to keep sales of its best-selling. All-electric crossover robust for the foreseeable future. With the introduction of the Model 3 Highland, the Model Y’s design has begun to appear a little dated. But with this little upgrade, the vehicle becomes a little more interesting.
Project Juniper vs. Current Update
It should be emphasized that this is not the much-anticipated “Project Juniper” Model Y update that has been hinted at in previous releases. Details about “Project Juniper” are limited. But expectations are high that it will include exterior and interior changes from the Model 3 Highland to an all-electric crossover. As a result, the recent Model Y update in China is considered a minor update between the current generation Model Y and Project Juniper.
A few elements concerning this little Model Y update stand out. For starters, the base Model Y now has a 0-100 km/h time of 5.9 seconds. They making it faster than the base Model 3 Highland, which has a 0-100 km/h duration of 6.1 seconds. This is particularly intriguing given that the Model Y is a larger and heavier vehicle than the Model 3.
|Acceleration||3.5 s 0-60 mph with rollout subtracted|
|Range||303 miles (EPA est.)|
|Drive||Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive|
|Seating||Up to 5|
|Max Cargo Volume||76 cu ft|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Displays||15″ Center Touchscreen|
|Supercharging Max/Payment Type||250 kW Max Pay Per Use|
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