Tesla Launches Sales of First-Ever RHD Model Y in Hong Kong Tomorrow

by Eva Fox July 01, 2021

Tesla Launches Sales of First-Ever RHD Model Y in Hong Kong Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, Tesla will launch sales of the first-ever right-hand drive (RHD) Model Y. The cars will initially be sold in Hong Kong. The Standard Range variant will also be available to order at an affordable price.

Tesla is due to launch sales of its Model Y electric SUV in Hong Kong on July 2. The Administrative Region of China will be the first market in the world to offer a Model Y right-hand drive. This means that Giga Shanghai began production of the RHD Model Ys, which would later be exported to many markets around the world, including the UK, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, and India.

In addition, Tesla should offer all three Model Y variants, according to the Hong Kong customs website, The Driven reports. Although the company previously canceled the Standard Range Plus option, the vehicles should be available for sale, at least for the Hong Kong market, and possibly for other countries where they will be exported from Giga Shanghai.

The Standard Range Plus variant will start at HK $329,800 (around $42,470), which is a very affordable price point. The Long Range variant will start at HK $377,800 (around $48,650), which is only slightly more expensive than in the US. The Performance version starts at HK $419,800 (around $54,000), which is also only slightly more expensive than in the US. According to the customs website, the prices do not include the first registration tax that all car owners must pay when registering the vehicle. Deliveries are expected to begin eight weeks after the start of the sales, in early September.

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