Tesla’s China arm introduced in a WeChat put up Sunday morning that it launched a brand new Mannequin Y with design and efficiency tweaks that retains the identical beginning worth as earlier than (by way of Reuters). The brand new automotive follows the corporate’s launch of the revamped “Highland” Mannequin 3 in China, which additionally hit Europe early final month.
In accordance with Tesla’s Chinese language web site, the Mannequin Y now has a 0–100km/h time of 5.9 seconds, which Bloomberg notes in a report is barely quicker than earlier than. The automotive will get new wheels and an ambient LED lighting strip within the sprint, just like the refreshed Mannequin 3.
Should you squint, you may see the brand new LED strip alongside the entrance. Screenshot: Wes Davis / The Verge
The automotive begins at 263,900 yuan (about $37,000), and the corporate gives each a long-range model for 299,900 yuan (about $42,000) and a high-performance model for 349,900 yuan (about $49,000). Tesla has not introduced the up to date Mannequin Y — or the Mannequin 3, for that matter — within the US. Listed below are some cropped pictures from Tesla’s WeChat put up saying the up to date automotive:
The up to date dashboard and wheels. Picture: Tesla
The Mannequin Y is generally unchanged elsewhere. Picture: Tesla