Tesla Open For Business In South Korea
12 MO BY ERIC LOVEDAY
Earlier this month, Tesla inaugurated the opening of its first two stores in South Korea.
Store #1 is referred to as the automaker’s Korean flagship location. It’s in the new Starfield Hanam, a shopping mall located in Gyeonggi Province (see rendered image).
The second store is in Cheongdam-dong.
Korea Times reports:
“Visitors can see Tesla’s Model S 90D, the lone model available to Korean consumers at this point, at the store. Those who placed pre-orders for the vehicle can test-drive it. All purchases are made online where customers can customize their own vehicles.”
Pricing in South Korea for the Model S 90D starts at 121 million won ($105,000), but maxes out at 161 million won if all the option boxes are ticked.
Tesla plans to add other versions of the S (within a couple of months) and eventually even the Model X (by the end of 2017) to its lineup in South Korea.
First deliveries in South Korea are expected to take place starting this June.
A small Supercharger network and some Tesla destination chargers will be operational soon in South Korea.
Source: Korea Times