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Tesla Model Y priced from £54,990 (gallery)

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Tesla has started accepting orders for the Model Y from UK buyers, with prices starting at £54,990.

The new crossover model, which sits between the brand’s Model 3 and Model S cars, enters the market to battle models like Volkswagen’s ID4 and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Two models are available to order now: the Long Range AWD and the Performance.

Long Range versions will arrive in the UK first, with deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2022. It comes with two electric motors and offers a 315-mile range (WLTP). The Model Y Long Range can achieve a top speed of 135mph and a 0-60mph time of 4.8 seconds.

Buyers wanting the Performance model will have to wait until the summer for delivery. Priced from £64,990, it can hit 60mph from rest in 3.5 seconds and reach 155mph. The car is expected to offer a range of 298 miles.

Performance versions are equipped with 21-inch wheels and feature upgraded brakes and suspension when compared to the Long Range Model Y.

All UK-spec Model Ys will have five seats, unlike those offered in America, which have seven.

Buyers can specify Enhanced Autopilot for an extra £3,400, which adds a lane change assistance function, self parking and the ability to remotely summon the car from a parking space.

Tesla also offers Full Self-Driving Capability for £6,800, although it states that active drive supervision is still required at all times.

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