t/f Review: Tesla Model Y Makes Debut in Malaysia

Li Nguyen

What’s Happening & Why This Matters

Tesla is adding another market! The Tesla Model Y began first deliveries in Malaysia after a delay from the original Q1 timeline…. Better late than never. This initial group of Model Y units includes all three available variants: the Standard RWD, Long Range AWD, and Performance AWD, all of which contain updates that caused the delivery timeline shift earlier this year.

  • The base variant (RM199,000 / $42,500) features a single rear motor accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. Top speed is 217 km/h and a maximum range of 455 km.
  • The mid-spec Long Range AWD model (RM246,000 / $54,500) includes an extra motor on the front axle and uses an NMC type battery. Range increase to 533 km with improved 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds.
  • The Model Y Performance AWD model (RM288,000 / $61,500) also uses an NMC type battery. Range is slightly lower at 514 km with 0-100 km/h time of 3.7 seconds. Top speed of 250 km/h.

TF Summary: What’s Next.

The first batch of 70 customers received their cars from the Tesla Malaysia HQ in Cyberjaya. More deliveries are expected to arrive through Q2 2024.

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By Li Nguyen “TF Emerging Tech”
Liam ‘Li’ Nguyen is a persona characterized by his deep involvement in the world of emerging technologies and entrepreneurship. With a Master's degree in Computer Science specializing in Artificial Intelligence, Li transitioned from academia to the entrepreneurial world. He co-founded a startup focused on IoT solutions, where he gained invaluable experience in navigating the tech startup ecosystem. His passion lies in exploring and demystifying the latest trends in AI, blockchain, and IoT
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