Tesla in China has implemented reductions in the prices of both the Model 3 and Model Y.

Tesla in China has implemented reductions in the prices of both the Model 3 and Model Y.

In an effort to strengthen its position in the highly competitive Chinese electric vehicle market, Tesla China has initiated a series of price reductions for both the Giga Shanghai-produced Model 3 sedan and the Model Y crossover. The official order pages for these vehicles indicate that various versions of the upgraded Model 3 and two variants of the Model Y have been subject to the recent adjustments.

As one of the leading electric vehicle manufacturers globally, Tesla has notably achieved significant profitability from its electric cars. The decision to lower prices for the Model 3 and Model Y in China seems strategic, positioning the company to maintain its foothold and potentially expand its market share in the world's largest electric car market.

 

As evident from the order pages of Tesla China's upgraded Model 3, there have been notable price adjustments for specific variants. The Model 3 Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) and Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor All Wheel Drive (AWD) saw reductions of 3.87% and 5.93%, respectively. In the case of the Model Y, the RWD and Long Range Dual Motor AWD variants experienced a 2.12% and 2.82% price reduction, respectively. Interestingly, the Tesla Model Y Performance, manufactured at Giga Shanghai, maintained its original starting price of RMB 363,900 ($51,100).

Before the recent price cuts, the upgraded Model 3 RWD had an initial price of RMB 261,400 ($36,700), while the Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor AWD started at RMB 297,400 ($41,870). With the latest adjustments, the base Model 3 RWD now commences at RMB 245,900 ($34,500), and the Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor AWD starts at RMB 285,900 ($40,170). This move aims to enhance the affordability and accessibility of these Tesla models in the Chinese market.

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Previously, the Giga Shanghai-produced Model Y had an initial price of RMB 266,400 ($37,500) for the base RWD version and RMB 306,400 ($43,100) for the Long Range Dual Motor AWD version, according to a CNEV Post report. Following Tesla China's recent implementation of price cuts, the Model Y RWD is now available starting at RMB 258,900 ($36,400), and the Model Y Long Range Dual Motor AWD starts at RMB 299,900 ($42,200).

These strategic price adjustments by Tesla China aim to enhance the allure of the Model 3 and Model Y for consumers. While both vehicles maintain their premium status, the incorporation of cutting-edge technology, high performance, and advanced safety features positions them as excellent value propositions. With the reduced prices, potential buyers may perceive the Model 3 and Model Y as even more attractive and advantageous options, possibly making them a compelling choice in the market.

 

 

--------The article excerpted from TESLARATI.

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