When Tesla Malaysia is finally up and running, it will most likely start with sales of the Tesla Model 3 sedan and Tesla Model Y SUV, which is the same line-up as our neighbours Singapore and Thailand.
However, it will probably stay that way for a long time as it appears Tesla has decided to scrap right hand drive plans for its larger, more expensive cars the Model S and Model X.
This even includes first world right hand drive countries like UK and Australia, where Tesla has taken bookings. Bookings will be refunded and credits will be offered towards the purchase of a Model 3 or Model Y. In countries like UK however, Tesla will happily sell you a left hand drive if you really want one.
To be clear, this refers to the latest Tesla Model S and X updates that includes the triple motor Plaid version. Previous versions of the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model Y were available as a right hand drive and we even leased a Tesla Model S in Malaysia for almost 3 years and published a review.
As a result of this, we think sales of right hand drive Taycans will probably go through the roof, as if it isn’t already that way to begin with.
If you want a Tesla Model S or Tesla Model X now, your best bet will be the classifieds, where there are a few grey import Teslas available.
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