Elon Musk finally reveals the Model Y, Tesla's newest SUV
Elon Musk this week 15/march/2019 electric SUV starting at $39,000
Tesla introduced its latest electric vehicle, the Model Y, a crossover SUV that will cost from $39,000 to $60,000 depending on configuration.
The new Model Y is 10 percent larger than the Model 3, seats - seven, the new car features a panoramic glass roof and 66 cubic feet of cargo space.
TESLA plans to produce 4 different versions of the new SUV :
1. A standard-range Y, which gets up to 230 miles of range, has a top-speed of 120 miles per hour and costs $39,000 (to be delivered in the spring of 2021)
2. The long-range Model Y which gets up to 300 miles of range, has a top-speed of 130 miles per hour and costs $47,000 (to be delivered fall of 2020)
3. The dual-motor all wheel drive Model Y which gets up to 280 miles of range, has a top-speed of 135 miles per hour and costs $51,000 (to be delivered in the fall of 2020)
4. And the performance Model Y which gets up to 280 miles of range, has a top speed of 150 miles per hour and costs $60,000 (to be delivered in the fall of 2020)
Their is a very high demand for SUVs in the US has been high over the past few years. Newer models have flooded the market, looking to beat best-sellers like the Toyota RAV 4, Nissan Rogue or Honda CR-V.
Tesla hasn't offered a new SUV to tap into that demand since it began producing its Model X vehicles in 2015. The X features falcon-wing doors, which delighted some drivers but repelled others. The Model Y ditches this feature.
According to Musk, however, the Model Y will share about 75 percent of its components with the company's Model 3 electric sedans, allowing Tesla to start manufacturing the new SUV for far less money that it spent to begin producing the Model 3.