Previously, Tesla confirmed that Malaysian deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 Highland facelift will begin in late 2023. With about a week to go before December is here, there’s now confirmation that 1,200 units of the EV are in transit to Malaysia.
This was confirmed through a video from ChinaNews, which was then shared by Morten Grove on X. The video shows quite a number of Model 3 units being loaded to a carrier at Shanghai’s Nangang Terminal, and it’s said that the ship is now en route to our country.
To recap, two variants of the Model 3 are available in Malaysia. There’s the standard RWD model for RM189,000, as well as the Model 3 Long Range with AWD for RM218,000. Of course, you can purchase various add-ons for the EV, such as Enhanced Autopilot (RM16,000) or the complete Full Self-Driving Capability for RM32,000.
Thanks to better aerodynamics, the Model 3 facelift now offers longer range. With the regular model, you can get up to 513km of range (WLTP), while the Model 3 Long Range can do up to 629km. As for performance, the Model 3 can go from 0-100kmph in 6.1 seconds; only 4.4 seconds for the Model 3 Long Range. Top speed for both variants is set at 201kmph.
Compared to the pre-facelift Model 3, the facelifted version has a more chiseled exterior with new LED daytime running lights and C-shaped taillights on the rear. The interior also gets a “wraparound styling” now with more prevalent ambient lighting. The cabin is said to be quieter too, thanks to the use of acoustic glass and improved soundproofing materials.
Now that 1,200 units of the Tesla Model 3 Highland facelift are in transit to Malaysia, we reckon local deliveries of the EV will happen very, very soon. If you’re keen, you can still order the new Model 3 on Tesla’s official website.