The Model Y will be offered in three variants for customers in neighboring countries, including Standard Range RWD 199,000 Ringgit or around 658 million IDR, Long Range AWD 246,000 Ringgit or 814 million IDR and Performance AWD 288,000 Ringgit or the equivalent of 953 million IDR.
All models were presented at the launch event in the Kuala Lumpur Pavilion and will be on display there until October 31st.
According to Paultan, the first Model Y deliveries to Malaysian customers will begin sometime in early 2024.
Alongside the launch of its electric car, the brand also highlighted its plans to expand its business in the neighboring country. The core elements are the establishment of an office with Tesla Experience and a service center as well as the development of a supercharger network.
The brand announced it would set up a state-of-the-art headquarters and service center in Cyberjaya. It will serve as the central hub for all corporate operations, marketing, training, customer care activities and vehicle services.
The service center will be equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and staffed with highly skilled technicians to provide customers with fast and reliable after-sales service.
The company added that it will set up experience centers in major metropolitan areas across the country.
These centers will serve as interactive spaces for potential buyers to explore and experience the brand's electric vehicles first-hand and gain insight into the benefits of electric mobility.
In terms of charging infrastructure, Tesla will also invest heavily in building a network of Supercharger fast charging stations at strategic locations in Malaysia.
Initially, there will be 10 identified locations, but as announced at launch, Tesla will expand this to 12.