Tesla finally opens UK order books for Model Y

Ginny Buckley


The wait is over - Tesla has finally opened its order books for the Model Y, the brand’s best-selling SUV. Prices start from £54,990 – some £6,500 more than the equivalent Model 3 – and first deliveries will start in early 2022. The Tesla UK configurator includes two options for Model Y: Long Range AWD and Performance. 

Initial deliveries will be Model Y Long Range AWD. With 315 miles of WLTP range, the Model Y Long Range All-Wheel Drive is expected to be the biggest seller in the line-up. Model Y Performance starts at £64,990 with UK deliveries estimated to start in mid-2022. 

As with the Model 3, there will be a limited range of options, including different paint colours, wheels and interiors. 

Interior follows same design as Model 3 and comes with black or white trim

Inside, Model Y’s panoramic glass roof (which is bigger than that of the Model 3) and high seating offers an expansive view from every seat in the vehicle. The frunk and split-folding second-row seats provide more than 2,100 litres of storage space. Like Model 3, Model Y requires no key, but instead connects to a smartphone for seamless entry and exit. A single 15-inch touchscreen interface inside for all of the car’s controls. Model Y also connects with the Tesla mobile app for features like remote unlock, Summon, remote pre-conditioning, location tracking and Speed Limit Mode.

Built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, the low centre of gravity, rigid body structure and large crumple zones provide a high level of protection. Its aerodynamic design and leading battery technology also make it highly efficient in terms of energy usage, meaning you can achieve better range with less energy. Like all Tesla models, the new Y can be recharged at the brand’s Supercharger network of more than 6,000 Superchargers across Europe. The network also includes new V3 Superchargers, which can charge at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour. As with all Teslas, the new Model Y can receive over-the-air software updates. 

Model Y offers more versatility than the saloon Model 3, but it comes with a £6,500 premium

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