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Everyone wants to lease a Tesla Model 3

Leasing company says 3 is more popular than Jag’s I-Pace and the Audi e-Tron

You lot are all desperately trying to get your hands on Tesla Model 3s. Because why wouldn’t you be – it’s a rather nice thing, after all.

It’s so nice, in fact, Leasing.com tells us that in May, it had more enquiries for the Model 3 in the space of one week than it did for “premium rivals” like the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-Tron over the whole month.

The only electrified car that garnered more interest last month was the Toyota RAV4. One place back in the website’s league table is the Hyundai Ioniq, then the Toyota C-HR. The I-Pace is back in 5th, while the e-Tron is down in 7th. Of the non-electric/hybrid stuff, it’s the Mercedes A-Class that’s the most popular, with Mercedes being generally the most popular manufacturer.

The UK Model 3 line-up has changed a bit since it was announced back in May. At first Tesla said you’d be able to get a rear-wheel drive ‘Standard Range Plus’ for £38,900, an all-wheel drive ‘Long Range’ model for £47,900 (as tested here) or the ‘Performance’ for £56,900. But now, just a little over a month later, Tesla has canned the Long Range car and slashed the price of the Performance to £48,590. We’d imagine annoying a fair few people in the process.

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