Australia’s appetite for pick-ups means it is set to be the largest market outside of North America for the hotly anticipated Tesla Cybertruck all-electric ute.
According to data crowdsourced by the Telsa community, Australian pre-orders are currently making up 3.16 per cent of all Cybertruck presales, behind only the United States (76.25%) and Canada (10.43%).
Australia is followed by the United Kingdom (1.39%), Norway (1.11%) and Germany (1.05%), as well as Sweden, Netherlands, France and Iceland that account for less than one per cent of orders each.
Tesla is yet to reveal the official pre-order number, but overseas reports have pegged 500,000 sales already, meaning up to 15,000 Cybertrucks have been ordered in Australia.
Though that figure is not going to bother the best-selling Toyota HiLux or Ford Ranger, which sold 47,759 and 40,960 units respectively last year, the number is big enough to worry the Isuzu D-Max (16,892), Nissan Navara (13,412) and Mazda BT-50 (11,357).
To pre-order a Cybertruck, customers are only required to place a $150 deposit, which is fully refundable, so actual sales numbers could still fluctuate when the new all-electric ute launches, likely in 2022.
Pricing for the Cybertruck will start at $US39,900 ($A64,850) and stretches to $69,900 ($A113,609), but expect those figures to swell once the ute hits Australia.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineMarch 30, 2020 9:05 am