Tesla is now offering customers the chance to buy a new Model Y with Standard Range RWD and the option of seven seats via a third row. This is the first time such a configuration has been available and it’s one that plenty of people have been waiting for.

Since its launch in March of 2020, the Tesla Model Y has only been available in two configurations; Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor, and the Tesla Model Y Performance.

That in turn meant that the cheapest way to get into a Model 3 was to pay $50,000 before incentives. The new configuration is available starting at just $42,000.

Orders are open now with new Model Y deliveries set to take place in between two and five weeks in the United States.

Most interesting here is the fact that this configuration is available at all. After initially being announced, Elonk Musk later said that it wasn’t possible to produce because the range would be too poor. That stance now appears to have changed with the car launching with an EPA estimate of 244 miles (392 km) for the new Model Y Standard Range RWD.

Alongside the range, the new cars will come with additional seating alongside some other changes.

  • Third row seating for two
  • Easy Entry into third row
  • Third row USB-C charging
  • Sliding second row with adjustable seatbacks
  • Fold-flat second and third rows for maximum cargo storage
  • Electronic fold-flat releases in trunk

With the Model Y now only costing a few thousand more dollars than the Model 3 this could be a much more compelling car for those not wanting to spend Model X money.

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