Tesla has formally begun delivering the Mannequin S in Japan, as seen in a photograph shared by one of many automaker’s X accounts.
In a submit on Saturday evening, Tesla Japan posted on X that the Mannequin S would lastly start delivering within the nation, together with a photograph depicting a supply day occasion for the automobile. The information comes after Tesla introduced plans to carry the Mannequin S and Mannequin X to Japan a number of months in the past, although onlookers famous that the autos would solely be obtainable as left-hand drive (LHD) variations within the nation.
— Tesla Japan (@teslajapan) September 24, 2023
You may see the Mannequin S and Mannequin X on Tesla’s order configurator in Japan as of at the very least a number of months in the past. Though Japan is a right-hand drive (RHD) nation, it does permit LHD autos on its roads. Tesla doesn’t at present produce the Mannequin S or Mannequin X as a RHD automobile, as defined on the order configurator and translated from Japanese under.
“So as to promote the Mannequin S all over the world, Tesla will ship a left-hand drive mannequin to Japan,” writes Tesla on the Japanese Mannequin S order configurator. “Solely the left-hand drive model is obtainable for buy on the design studio. There are not any plans to supply a right-hand drive mannequin.”
Tesla additionally writes that patrons of the Mannequin S and Mannequin X in Japan will obtain three years of free limitless Supercharging upon buy.
As some customers word in response to a submit from Sawyer Merritt on the arrival of preliminary Mannequin S deliveries in Japan, RHD luxurious autos have traditionally been thought-about standing symbols within the nation. Whether or not that’s the case or not right this moment is debated, although some predict that the dearth of LHD variations of the autos might imply Tesla doesn’t promote very many Mannequin S or X items as a consequence of sheer impracticality.
You should purchase the entry-level Mannequin S in Japan for ¥12,969,000 ($87,355), whereas the Mannequin S Plaid sells at ¥15,969,000 ($107,562). The Tesla Mannequin X SUV is obtainable within the entry-level variant for ¥14,469,000 ($97,459), whereas the Mannequin X Plaid is at present ¥16,669,000 ($112,277).
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