After months of waiting, Tesla has finally launched the model Y in the UK. The electric SUV is available to order now, with prices starting from £54,990.
First deliveries for the entry-level long range variant are expected to arrive in early 2022, with the flagship £64,990 performance version following mid-way through the year.
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Both versions feature the same dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain and 82kWh battery pack, with the biggest difference being the amount of performance on offer.
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The cheaper long range model has 346bhp and 510Nm of torque, which Tesla says is enough for a 0-60mph time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 135mph. maximum range is a claimed 315 miles under the WLTP test programme.
Tesla hasn’t yet confirmed the power output of the model Y performance but, given the level of parts sharing between the SUV and the model 3, we expect it’ll be the same 483bhp as is on offer in the saloon.
Despite this Tesla has announced its performance specs. The flagship powertrain slashes the EV’s 0-60mph time down to 3.5 seconds (although Tesla highlights this is not including the first foot of ‘roll-out’ off the line) and increases its top speed to 150mph. However, driving range takes a slight knock due to the extra power, dropping to 298 miles.