FIRST LOOK: Tesla Model 3 Highland in Malaysia

The Tesla Model 3 Highland facelift is officially in Tesla showrooms in Malaysia. The order books for Tesla’s compact sedan opened in Malaysia on September 1, the very first day it was revealed to the world, and the first units are expected to be delivered to Malaysian customers in Q4 2023.

Priced from RM189k, the base model Rear Wheel Drive with a single rear-mounted can do the 100 km/h sprint in 6.1 seconds, onto a top speed of 201 km/h. Maximum range is 513 km according to the WLTP cycle.

The pricier Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor All Wheel Drive (commonly called the LR) at RM218k is much faster thanks to two motors – the 100 km/h sprint can be done in 4.4 seconds. Top speed is the same 201 km/h. Max range is 629 km thanks to a bigger battery.

Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive

  • 0-100 km/h time: 6.1 seconds
  • Top speed: 201 km/h
  • Range (WLTP): 513 km

Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive

  • 0-100 km/h time: 4.4 seconds
  • Top speed: 201 km/h
  • Range (WLTP): 629 km

Exterior colour

  • Pearl White Multi-Coat: Included
  • Solid Black: RM5,000
  • Deep Blue Metallic: RM5,000
  • Stealth Grey: RM7,500
  • Ultra Red: RM11,000


  • 18-inch Photon wheels: Included
  • 19-inch Nova wheels: RM7,500

Interior colour

  • Black: Included
  • Black and white: RM5,000

Driver assistance systems

  • Enhanced Autopilot (Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change) – RM16,000
  • Full Self-Driving Capability (all functionality of Basic Autopilot and Enhanced Autopilot) – RM32,000

Watch our first look video where we dive into what the new Highland update for the Model 3 offers, and stay tuned for a review coming soon.

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  • ROTI CANAI on Oct 19, 2023 at 9:08 pm

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  • paanjang16 on Oct 20, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Does Tesla warranty cover water damage to the battery pack? KL is known for its heavy rain and flash floods. Not every Tesla buyer is like the an Apple product buyer where if spoil totally replace with new one.

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    • Better buy my anjing laut. It can swim in flood waters just fine

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    • Seitha on Oct 20, 2023 at 5:33 pm…

      Tesla bills customer $21000 for driving through the rain while they’re still in warranty….lmao and rfol!!

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      • stasta on Oct 25, 2023 at 7:59 pm

        as if your bmw or merc will be covered by warranty if you drive thru flood?

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    • insurance agent on Oct 22, 2023 at 7:02 pm

      so remember guys buy peril insurance or just dont drive over flooded road no ICE or electric car will offer you warranty if your battery or engine is damage by water while driving throught flooded road.

      from you trusted insurance agent.

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  • EV Car Mafia on Oct 23, 2023 at 1:21 am

    And the “Air Asia” on the road has arrived… pay and pay ..

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