US Tesla Configurator Update: Texas Model Y AWD Trim Discontinued
Tesla has recently made a quiet adjustment to its US vehicle lineup, eliminating the most affordable Tesla Model Y option from its online ordering platform. Historically, the automaker has been known to tweak its offerings, encompassing price changes, option modifications, and even removal of specific trims.
In the latest change, Tesla has opted to remove the base Model Y, which was colloquially dubbed the Model Y AWD or "Model Y from Texas." This particular version was produced using 4680 cells from Gigafactory Texas. While the company has occasionally made certain models temporarily unavailable on its configurator, this change appears more permanent with the entire removal of the Model Y AWD.
Many speculate this decision aligns with a redirection of resources towards the much-anticipated Tesla Cybertruck. The same 4680 cells from the Model Y might now be used for large-scale Cybertruck testing or its initial production phase.
Also, after underwhelming performance from a software-limited version, Tesla has reduced prices for the Model S and Model X in the U.S.
2023 Tesla Model Y: What You Need to Know
|2023||Hatchback, SUV||Rear-Wheel Drive||260||$43,990|
|2023||Hatchback, SUV||Long Range||330||$48,990|