Prices start at around £45,000 for the Rear-Wheel Drive variant. You'll be paying just under £53,000 for the Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive 'Long Range' version. For the top 'Performance' model, you'll need a £60,000 budget. Standard equipment includes all the usual executive niceties. And there's a forward facing radar that scans the road 160-metres ahead as you drive, providing a long-range view of distant objects. A 360-degree camera system makes parking easier too. And there are plenty of luxury features, things like a 14-speaker premium audio system, 12-way power adjustable leather front seats and a tinted panoramic glass roof with ultra violet/infra-red protection. There's a choice of 19 or 20-inch wheels. and a black or white-themed interior.
Safety should be a strong point. Tesla says the Model Y is designed to be the safest vehicle in its class. The low centre of gravity, rigid body structure and large crumple zones provide strong protection. Like all new Teslas, this one comes as standard with emergency braking, collision warning, blind-spot monitoring and more. For an extra £3,400, you can add an 'Enhanced Autopilot' pack, which allows the car to navigate on Autopilot and includes Auto Lane Change and Auto Park features, the latter incorporating a 'Summon' system that allows you to stand outside your Model Y and park it with your smartphone. For £6,800 more, you can also add Full Self-Driving capability, including all the 'Enhanced Autopilot' pack features and enabling automatic driving on city streets and highways pending regulatory approval, as well as Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control: brilliant.