The Model Y, Tesla’s other inexpensive SUV primarily based on the Model three platform, will probably be unveiled at a March 14 occasion in Los Angeles, Elon Musk announced on Twitter on Sunday. After launching the Model S in 2012, Tesla reworked the car into an SUV kind issue and bought it because the Model X beginning in 2015. Tesla is taking the same primary strategy with the Model Y: it’s going to look a lot like a Model three instead, however, could have a bigger physique and roomier inside.
The Model three begins at $35,000; however, can price higher than $60,000 if a protracted-vary battery, Autopilot know-how, and different excessive-finish choices are chosen. Whereas the Model X was based mostly on the Model S, Tesla made some critical adjustments. Essentially the most eye-catching was the X’s falcon-wing rear doorways, which swooped upwards as an alternative of swinging to the facet. Whereas the falcon-wing doors helped the X stand out from the gang, they have been advanced and plagued with problems throughout the Mannequin X’s early months.
So it is not stunning that Tesla has determined to not put falcon wing doorways on the Model Y, which is intended to be extra reasonably priced than the Mannequin X. The brand new SUV may have “regular” doors, Musk says. Along with the Model Y, Tesla followers have additionally been anxiously ready for information in regards to the firm’s forthcoming pickup truck. Musk says that will not be proven at following week’s occasion. As a substitute, the car might be unveiled at a separate event later this year.