Tesla Model 3 Launch Pricing: $45,600 in Canada; Siri Integration Now Available [u]

Tesla has started its Model 3 launch in Canada, as early reservation holders have begun to receive invites to configure their models, reports Electrek, as pricing has finally been revealed.

With recent exchange rates taken into consideration, starting pricing comes in at $45,600 CAD, which is closer in price to its US counterpart than expected:

That’s being reflected in the price of the Model 3, which Tesla now says will start at $45,600 CAD – the equivalent of only $350 USD more than in the US.

But there’s a caveat—Canadians (and Americans) with reservations won’t be able to order that entry pricing configuration until later this year, when the standard battery pack debuts at that price point.

Update: More info from Tesla’s Model 3 reservations FAQ for Canadians:

Which Model 3 features are currently available?
Our first Model 3 in production comes with a long-range battery, 499 km of range, rear-wheel drive and premium upgrades throughout, beginning at $64,100. In early 2019, we will introduce the option for a standard battery with 354 km of range and standard equipment, beginning at $45,600.

Every Model 3 comes with standard active safety features and is designed to be the safest car in its class. Today, customers can choose from three customization options for Model 3: wheel size (18” Aero or 19” Sport), exterior color (Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Silver Metallic, Pearl White Multi-Coat, Red Multi-Coat) and Autopilot features (Enhanced Autopilot or Full Self-Driving Capability).

Future options will include an optional white interior, premium package as an upgrade choice, and dual motor all-wheel drive. International feature availability and timing will be shared later as production ramps.

Which features come standard with Model 3 for $45,600?
Model 3 is designed to be the safest car in its class, with 354 km of range, and zero to 100 kph acceleration in 5.9 seconds. Standard features also include full self-driving hardware, Supercharging capability, a rear glass roof, a 15” touchscreen display, Wi-Fi and LTE internet connectivity capability, free over-the-air software updates, full LED lighting, and an 8-year, 160,000 km battery warranty.

Apple’s Siri Now Works for the Model 3

On a side note, related to Apple users, Tesla has quietly updated their iOS app to add Siri integration for the company’s latest Model 3, again as per Electrek:

Here’s a partial list of commands which are possible as of now, which I’ve verified:

“Is my car locked?”
“Lock/unlock my car”
“Flash the lights on my car”
“Honk the horn on my car”
“Where is my car?”
“How much charge does my car have?”

Siri seems to respond to “my car” rather than “my Tesla” or “my Tesla Model 3.” Of particular note, this means that if you own multiple Teslas, you can’t say “my Model S” or “Model 3” to distinguish between the two cars, and Siri will simply send commands to the last car you had open in the app.

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The update also now enables “Hey Siri” if your iPhone is unlocked.

So when your Model 3 delivers later this year, you can rest assured you can use Siri to control your new toy.

Click here to download Tesla for iOS in the App Store.

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