Deliveries of Tesla’s refreshed Model Y have already commenced, and an intriguing detail has been unveiled through an MIIT filing in China. The MIIT catalog includes two entries for the Model Y, which can be differentiated by their model numbers: TSL6480BEVAR3 and TSL6480BEVAR4. Although their visuals and model numbers may differ, the provided specifications for both are identical.
Potential buyers have the option to equip their Model Y with radar and choose to include front fog lights. One of the most significant differences here is the addition of radar technology. Previously, the company heavily relied on cameras for its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). However, there was a subsequent issue where radar modules were removed from customers’ cars.
Tesla Model Y Updated Specs
Both versions of the Model Y listed by MIIT feature a single motor with a powerful 220 kW output. Additionally, both versions are equipped with lithium iron phosphate batteries sourced from CATL. According to the filing, the dimensions of the Model Y are as follows: it has a length of 4,750 mm, a height of 1,624 mm, and a width of 1,921 mm. Additionally, it has a wheelbase of 2,890 mm. The second Model Y has a top speed of 217 km/h, which is the same as the first Model Y. The only difference between the two models is that the second one is 1 mm wider.
The starting price for the updated Model Y is RMB 263,900, which is equivalent to $36,120. The car underwent a few touch-ups, but its price remained unchanged.
In China, Tesla provides three different variants of the Model Y: the basic Model Y with rear-wheel drive, the Model Y Long Range with dual-motor all-wheel drive, and the high-performance Model Y Performance, also equipped with dual-motor all-wheel drive. The update brings a range and acceleration boost to the base Model Y, and the Long Range version now has an increased range.
Furthermore, the new Model Y showcases various enhancements, including multi-hued ambient lighting, an enhanced dashboard trim, and newly designed 19-inch wheels that are sure to captivate car enthusiasts.
When considering delivery times, the base and Performance variants will require a wait of 2-6 weeks, while the Long Range variant extends the waiting period to 6-8 weeks.