New Tesla Model Y Colors — Quicksilver & Midnight Cherry Red

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The wait for the new colors of the Tesla Model Y compact electric SUV for European and Middle Eastern Tesla customers is over.

Last night, the automaker announced 2 new colors, namely Quicksilver and Midnight Cherry Red, for the Giga Berlin–made Model Y.

Tesla posted some stunning images and videos of these new Model Y colors via the company’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts. And the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, shared some interesting details about the paint shop at Giga Berin and how these new shimmering colors are made possible.

Tesla Model Y in the Midnight Cherry Red color. A paint option from Tesla’s advanced Giga Berlin paint shop. Credit: Tesla, Inc.
Tesla Model Y in the Quicksilver color. A paint option from Tesla’s advanced Giga Berlin paint shop. Credit: Tesla, Inc.

“Both are made from highly-pigmented metallic paint, designed to change depending on viewing angle & light,” Tesla explained when writing about the properties of the new paints made at Giga Berlin.

According to Tesla, these new Quicksilver and Midnight Cherry Red paints have up to 13 layers of paint to give them the look of hand-painted colors.

Elon Musk teased the shimmering properties of Giga Berlin–made new paints back in 2020. “Giga Berlin will have world’s most advanced paint shop, with more layers of stunning colors that subtly change with curvature,” he had tweeted.

Tesla Model Y in the Quicksilver color. Source: Tesla online car configurator for Europe. Courtesy of Tesla, Inc

Back in 2017, when Tesla started production of the Tesla Model 3, a silver color option was available to buy. But after a short period, it was discontinued. A very small percentage of these silver Model 3 cars in North America are regarded as unicorns among the Tesla community of owners and enthusiasts.

Likewise, in the early days of the Tesla Model S and Model X, the automaker introduced a limited edition Founders Series Signature Red color. In 2017, one of these rare Tesla Model X crashed in Eastern Canada, making them even rarer to witness.

Availability & Price

Currently, both of these new colors are only available for Tesla customers in Europe and the Middle East. Since Giga Berlin currently produces only the Tesla Model Y, no other Tesla vehicle can be ordered with the Quicksilver and Midnight Cherry Red colors.

Tesla does not offer these two new colors on the base Tesla Model Y RWD variant. Only higher-end Long Range AWD and Performance trims of the Tesla Model Y can be ordered with these new paint options.

Since these are specialized metallic colors, Tesla is charging a significant premium on them. Quicksilver is €3,000, while Midnight Cherry Red costs €3,200, according to the current Model Y configurator.

Originally published on Tesla Oracle.

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Iqtidar Ali

Iqtidar Ali writes for X Auto about Tesla and electric vehicles. A true car enthusiast since his childhood, he covers his stories with an utmost passion, which is now guided by the mission towards sustainability. He also writes about tech stuff at UXTechPlus.com occasionally. Iqtidar can easily be reached on Twitter @IqtidarAlii (DM open for tips, feedback or a friendly message) or via email: iqtidar@xautoworld.com.

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