Tesla Assures Buyers 2024 Model Y Refresh Not Coming

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, Automotive Editor - February 13, 2024
Tesla Model Y

Initial reports indicated that the refresh for the 2024 Tesla Model Y would launch in 2024, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. According to a social media post from X, Teslascope cites information from Tesla that the refresh for the Model Y isn’t happening this year.

“We can now confirm that there is no Model Y refresh planned this year in North America,” claims Teslascope in the post. “Right now is the best time to purchase a @Tesla vehicle!” The post goes on to state that, “Tesla has communicated the above sentiment to their delivery advisors to share with customers inquiring about the vehicle’s refresh.”

It sounds like Tesla has received a lot of questions from interested shoppers in regard to when the Model Y will receive a similar refresh to the Model 3 Highland. With the Model 3 refresh arriving before the end of last year, shoppers have been waiting for Tesla to come out with an updated Model Y codenamed Project Juniper with a similar refresh. The Model 3 and Model Y share a lot of the same components, design elements, and features, so one would expect Tesla to come out with refreshes at similar times. That, though, doesn’t seem to be the case.

2024 Tesla Model 3

With this news from Teslascope, we don’t know when the refreshed Model Y Juniper is arriving in the U.S. We expect Tesla to follow a similar timeline it did with the Model 3 Highland where the electric car was released in Europe before coming to the U.S. Reports indicate that the refreshed Model Y could arrive as early as the first quarter of 2025.

The Model Y’s refresh could be coming in the near future, though, as the electric automaker introduced a temporary price cut for the electric SUV. Shoppers who visit Tesla’s website for the Model Y will find that pricing for the base Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive and Model Y Long Range All-Wheel Drive trims have gone down by $1,000. This discount is a strange one for Tesla, as it has a very specific end date of March 1. If Tesla really is getting ready to come out with the refreshed Model Y Juniper in 2025, shoppers should see better discounts on the electric SUV by the end of the year.

Tesla also wants shoppers to know that the Model Y is eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit on electric cars. At the moment, the Model Y is just one of six vehicles that meet the eligible requirements for some portion of the federal EV tax credit for vehicles from the 2024 model year. Other vehicles include the Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1S, Rivian R1T, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, and Volkswagen ID.4.

Pictured: Tesla Model Y (Top), 2024 Tesla Model 3 (Middle)

Source: CarBuzz

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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