New Tesla Model 3 pricing and specs 2020 detailed: Recently launched electric car now dearer

Tesla Australia’s popular Model 3 has had its pricing increased within months of its launch in August.

The sedan arrived as one of the most affordable all-electric vehicles on the market, but it now starts from $67,900 plus on-road costs for the Standard Range Plus variant – $1900 higher than before.

One step up remains the Long Range version, which incurs the smallest of the Model 3 price rises, up $900 to $85,900.

Conversely, the flagship Performance variant has been stung with the largest increase in cost, jumping by $2700 to $93,900.

CarsGuide has contacted Tesla Australia to see if there is a corresponding uptick in standard specification for the Model 3.

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:

Variant Transmission Cost
Standard Range Plus automatic $67,900
Long Range automatic $85,900
Performance automatic $93,900