Tesla’s value cuts proceed, although this time the discount solely applies to an “additional.” The US EV maker quietly dropped the worth of including the Mannequin Y’s non-obligatory third-row seats to $3,000.
When Tesla first revealed the Mannequin Y, one function of emphasis was its accessible third row. This was as a result of, on the time, the expensive Tesla Mannequin X was the one EV on the US market with three rows of seats for as much as seven individuals. Since then, few three-row EVs have come to market, making the Mannequin Y distinctive, particularly contemplating its value. At this level, except for its bigger sibling, the one actual rival is the costly Rivian R1S, although that stands to alter quickly.
Once we lastly received an opportunity to see the Mannequin Y’s third-row seats, we weren’t that impressed, and that appeared to be the case for a lot of people. The third row is tiny. Whereas it may be a welcome possibility for households with babies, it isn’t appropriate for adults, and utilizing automotive seats again there may also be a problem.
At any price, in an effort to get the third row within the Mannequin Y, you needed to pay an extra $4,000. This, on high of an already very expensive EV when in comparison with its comparable sedan sibling, the Tesla Mannequin 3. Nevertheless, Tesla has decreased the worth of the Mannequin Y on quite a few events over the past a number of months.
At the moment, the Mannequin Y begins at $46,990. That will get you the “Customary Vary” all-wheel-drive model, with 279 miles of EPA-estimated vary and a 5-second zero-to-60 mph time. Sadly, you’ll be able to’t add the third row to this mannequin. As an alternative, it’s important to select the $49,990 Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary. It has 330 miles of vary and is marginally faster than the latter model.
Getting right into a three-row seven-seat Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary will set you again no less than $54,630 earlier than taxes and any incentives you may qualify for. This mannequin has white paint and a black artificial leather-based inside. Completely different paint colours and Tesla’s white inside value additional.