Tesla receives order for Model 3 in S. Korea for delivery from Q4

2019.08.13 14:34:10

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U.S. carmaker Tesla Motors has confirmed that it will start receiving bookings for the new Model 3 sedan from Tuesday in Korea. Deliveries will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

The luxury all-electric four-door sedan comes in three trims: Standard Range Plus, Long Range and Performance.

The starting price is 52.39 million won ($43,000) for the Standard Range Plus and 62.39 million won for the Long Range and 72.39 million won for the Performance. Tesla is reportedly seeking 9 million won deduction through subsidy program of the Korean government.

The Tesla Model 3 has a minimalist dashboard with only a center-mounted 15-inch LCD touchscreen for all settings by the driver. The fully tinted glass roof adds an element of space and its custom audio system provides full sound.

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The Performance version features a dual-motor AWD, a 20-inch performance wheel and a lower suspension. Its highest performance version delivers an EPA-rated all-electric range of 499 km on a single charge. It can reach zero to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 261km/h.

Tesla vehicles regularly receive over-the-air software updates that add new features and functionality and remote maintenance services are available, according to the company.

Following crash testing, the Model 3 received five stars in every category from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the highest Euro NCAP score in active safety.

By Lee Jong-hyuk and Minu Kim

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