After a wait of nearly eight months, Tesla Model Y reservation holders in Malaysia have begun to receive their vehicles. The Model Y’s arrival follows the earlier launch of the Model 3 in the country. The Model Y made a notable impact in Malaysia, quickly securing 10,000 orders just four days after becoming available.

Tesla’s Malaysian website currently does not allow for customization of the Model 3 Highland but does list a Long Range Dual Motor AWD variant for purchase at RM 223,000. In contrast, customers can still customize their Model Y, with options including the Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) starting at RM 199,000 and Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Long Range and Performance variants ranging from RM 246,000 to RM 288,000.

Malaysians buying a Tesla benefit from several government incentives for imported Completely Built-Up (CBU) electric vehicles (EVs). These perks include full exemption from import and excise duties, 100% road tax exemption, individual tax relief of up to RM 2,500 for EV-related expenses, and for companies, a tax deduction on non-commercial EV rentals up to RM 300,000 valid from the year of assessment 2023 to 2027.

In preparation for its growing market presence, Tesla Malaysia is expanding its team, with several job openings in Cyberjaya focusing on sales, customer support, and vehicle service.

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