After some teasing, Tesla has taken the wraps off its next new product: the Model Y. The Model Y may be the most normal Tesla product launch to date; it’s just a crossover version of the Model 3. Actually, calling it a crossover may be a stretch; it’s more like a taller Model 3 with a hatchback.
There really isn’t much in the way of new things here. The Model Y is quite literally a taller Model 3. Their exterior designs are nearly identical, as is the interior. This similarity comes as little surprise give the mission of the Model Y is more about Tesla paying their bills more so than trying to reinvent the crossover, a strategy leveraged on the Model X.
Tesla does have one small surprise with the Model Y, though. The company says they will offer an optional third row seat, giving it a total seating for seven passengers.
Eventually the Model Y will allegedly carry a base price of $39,000 for the Standard model. However, like the Model 3, that version will be the last one to launch in an overall launch cadence that starts in fall 2020. A full chart of the Model Y’s trim levels, power, range and price points is below.
|Model||Standard Range||Long Range||Dual Motor AWD||Performance|
|Range||230 miles||300 miles||280 miles||280 miles|
|Top Speed||120 mph||130 mph||135 mph||150 mph|
|0-60 MPH||5.9 sec||5.5 sec||4.8 sec||3.5 sec|
|Launch||Spring 2021||Fall 2020||Fall 2020||Fall 2020|