Tesla’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” consists of a wide variety of future vehicles, consisting of a pickup, a compact SUV, and even a semi-truck. Unfortunately however, Tesla may be missing an essential section specific niche– the minivan. Sure, sales of minivans have decreased with the taking off popularity of the crossover, however families continue to rely on the minivan’s unrivaled interior volume and downright handiness for carrying the kids and their stuff. With that in mind, we chose to render exactly what a 2019 Tesla Minivan might appear like.
A comparable chassis as the Model X SUV would likely underpin Tesla’s version of a minivan. Possibly the wheelbase would be somewhat stretched to accommodate for a larger 3rd row and the unavoidable sliding rear doors. Possibly Tesla engineers would establish some sort of covert track system for those doors, getting rid of the undesirable gap in the rear quarter panels. The capacity for development is limitless.
Okay, so the nose wasn’t difficult to come up with. Tesla designers would certainly utilize the business aim to maintain a connection to the automaker’s other products. Keep in mind, by this time, Tesla will have the two sedans, an SUV, a pickup, a city bus, and a semi-truck.
The Model X is, quite truthfully, nearly a minivan anyway. Swap those Falcon doors and sloping rear roof for something a bit more family friendly, and boom– a minivan. That’s the idea here. There are numerous significant style changes our rendering reveals in between the Model X and the minivan. Up front, the position of the A-pillars are slid forward, optimizing the traveler compartment and developing that minivan appearance.
At the sides, a familiar handle operates the digitally activating sliding doors. The primary assistance track for the doors could be hidden within the interior door panel. With the door closed, the interior panel would look typical, however when opened, a narrow section of the panel would arch open, exposing a track system that runs along a hinge concealed in the C-pillar. It’s improbable, sure, however so are the Falcon Wing doors.
Nothing short of Tesla’s elite interior need to be expected. Chauffeurs will discover it similar to the Model X thanks to its fully digital gauge cluster and enormous infotainment screen. Controls for nearly whatever will reside in the tablet, similar to previous Tesla items. State-of-the-art features like Autopilot will exist, also.
Seating plans will allow for seven travelers in a two + 2 + three configuration. The center captains chairs will move fore and aft, allowing for additional leg room in the third row bench. Since the third row will seat three, the 2019 Tesla Minivan will have to be slightly larger than the Model X, whose rearmost bench just seats 2. This distinction in seating plans will help set the Minivan apart from the Model X. it will likewise allow for more interior volume. That’s specifically real for the center console in between the front travelers. Now mom has a place to keep her huge handbag.
Being a Tesla, this minivan will clearly be totally electrical. It will likewise come in a variety of battery sizes. We don’t expect Tesla to offer a P90D variation, however, as minivans aren’t indicated to be quickly. So considering that, the minivan would likely provide the 60D, 75D, and 90D versions, similar (you thought it) to the Model X.
The base 60D will be the inexpensive entry-level model that most soccer mothers will lust for. This powertrain offers 200 miles of range in the Model X, along with a six-second sprint to 60 miles per hour and a top speed of 130 miles per hour. Those are really reputable numbers for a minivan. Go with the 75D and the range encompasses 237 miles, while efficiency statistics stay the very same.
Those looking for more power or a longer range will love the 90D. It provides 257 miles of all-electric driving and a 0-to-60 mph sprint time of 4.8 seconds. That’s far beyond any present minivan’s stats. All-wheel drive will come as standard devices, making the Tesla an excellent option for northern states.
Tesla would likely position its minivan between the Model 3 and Model S, so expect the base 60D to start around $45,000. Selecting the 75D would cost around $53,000 and the high-spec 90D would cost roughly $68,000. Including choices like Autopilot, the Premium Package, Smart Air Suspension Package, Subzero Weather Package, Ultra High Fidelity Sound Package, and Towing Package would up the rates.