Tesla hasn’t even put the model 3 into production rather yet, and it’s already working to produce buzz around the Model Y– the car that will finish the S3XY lineup. So far there have actually been very few details revolving around the mystical model, however just recently more has come to light, consisting of the teaser image that was just launched at Tesla’s 2017 annual shareholder meeting. Originally slated to be underpinned by the very same platform utilized for the upcoming Model 3, it is now being stated that the Model Y will get its own brand-new platform that needs to be ready for production by the end of the decade. Similar to the Model 3 is to the Model S, the Model Y ought to be a smaller sized and more fundamental option the Model X, offering up Tesla’s well known AutoPilot, however without all the other niceties discovered in the brand’s more pricey models.
So, the plan is for the Model Y to go on sale for the 2019 model year, however as the story generally discusses at Tesla, 2019 will likely be the pre-order duration with shipments happening by 2020 at the earliest. The 2020 Tesla Model Y would tackle models like the BMW i3 and Mercedes B-Class, to name a few. We need to hear more about the Model Y when the Tesla Semi-Truck debuts in September. So, with that stated, let’s take a much better look at the rendering we created and speculate a little on exactly what we can get out of the 2020 Tesla Model Y.
Being built on a new platform pretty much unlocks for options as far as style goes, so it’s quite likely that we’ll get to see a brand-new fascia design and new exterior lighting designs. Word has it that it will have the same Falcon doors like those found in the Model X and, if this teaser is any sign, Musk is hoping that profile electronic cameras will be authorized by the time this thing enters into production. That’s right; this thing is devoid of any profile mirrors. It’s currently occurring in some markets, so it’s not exactly out of the question when this thing makes its debut in the next few years.
At this moment, the interior is a secret. In the past, we hypothesized that the Model Y would be based on the Model X as far as interior decoration goes, however this is a compact model and will likely be on the more economical side like the Model 3. As such, it will likely do not have the bells and whistles discovered in cars like the Model S and Model X. The interior will likely be rather bare as we’ve seen in Model 3 spy shots and models, with the main, tablet-like display screen, being used as not only the control center for everything however the instrument cluster as well. This also indicates the 2020 Tesla Model Y will also have an uninspired interior, to a degree with great deals of flat areas and plastic trim. Standard features will likely include a Wi-Fi hotspot, AutoPilot, and powered windows and seats. If the DOT takes place to approve profile cams rather than side view mirrors, a little display screen might be integrated into the corners of the dash. For now, however, this is all speculation, so take it with a grain of salt and a shot of bourbon.
As far as performance is concerned, it’s quite most likely that the base model will come standard with rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive will be an alternative. As far as the battery itself goes, Tesla has gradually phased out its smaller batteries, leaving its existing lineup readily available with a 75 kWh, 90 kWh, or 100 kWh battery pack. This is slated to be a more budget friendly model, so the 75 kWh battery pack appears to be exactly what the doctor will purchase when the time comes, however given the fact that the 2020 Tesla Model Y will feature a brand new platform, that’s truly up in the air as well. We expect it to have roughly the exact same variety as the Model 3 in its basic type at 215 miles, but after launch, larger batteries providing more range could be provided if it doesn’t make it too costly to be competitive. Expect a 0-to-60 miles per hour time around six seconds approximately, while top speed will be somewhere around 130 miles per hour.
Pricing for 2020 Tesla Model Y is an actually huge deal, as it must fall into the budget friendly category similar to the Model 3. With the Model 3 priced at $35,000, and this being an SUV, anticipate it to start out around $40,000 or so. With the choice of bigger battery packs in the future or possible technology alternatives, rates could even go as high as $55,000 for a fully-specced model with more than 215 miles worth of range. The plan is for the Model Y to go on sale for the 2019 model year, but as the story generally goes over at Tesla, 2019 will likely be the pre-order period with deliveries happening by 2020 at the earliest.