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New Tesla Model 3 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Entry-level electric car now dearer

The Model 3 was one of the most affordable all-electric models on the market upon its launch. It’s since copped two price rises.

Tesla Australia has increased the pricing of its entry-level all-electric sedan, the Model 3.

Before we get stuck into the changes, though, it’s worth pointing out Tesla Australia has been quoting its Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRPs) without Luxury Car Tax (LCT) included (where applicable). Instead, it’s added to the equation as part of their on-road costs.

This is important to note because the mid-size Model 3 and its Model S large sedan and Model X large SUV siblings have appeared to have lower MSRPs than they actually do and therefore haven’t been comparable to their rivals in previous CarsGuide reports.

That said, with LCT factored into their MSRPs, the Model 3’s entry-level Standard Range Plus, mid-range Long Range and flagship Performance variants are now dearer.

While exempt from LCT, the Standard Range Plus has still copped a $6000 price rise, to $73,900 plus on-road costs, while the Long Range and Performance have jumped by a relatively modest $2600, to $91,613 and $102,013 respectively.

While the Long Range goes some way in justifying its adjustment with the addition of 19-inch Sport alloy wheels, the Standard Range Plus and Performance’s standard specification is unchanged.

As reported, the single-motor Standard Range Plus completes the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.6s and has a driving range of 460km (NEDC).

Comparatively, the dual-motor Long Range and Performance reach triple digits in 4.6s and 3.4s, and travel 620km and 560km between charges respectively.

2020 Tesla Model 3 pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
Standard Range Plusautomatic$73,900 (+$6000)
Long Rangeautomatic$91,613 (+$2600)
Performanceautomatic$102,013 (+$2600)