New Tesla Model Y Revealed
Breaking: Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals new Tesla Model Y Crossover to the public for the very first time with a starting price of $47,000 (£35,463.62), 280 mile-range, 0-60mph acceleration in 3.5 seconds and best in class storage.
Here it is, it's finally happened! The news the world and every auto-enthusiast has been highly anticipating … Tesla has unveiled their affordable electric car, the new Tesla Model Y Crossover, at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California on Thursday evening (3am Friday, Greenwhich Mean Time [GMT]).
Similar to the Model 3, the newly unveiled Model Y Crossover will be extremely safe and secure to drive. The low center of gravity, rigid body structure and large crumple zones offer an abundance of protection for all passengers.
"It has the functionality of an SUV, but will ride like a sports car.
We expect it will be the safest of a mid-sized SUV in the world by far. At Tesla, we always design with safety as the #1 goal ..."
- Elon Musk, Tesla CEO
Although small in size, the Model Y Crossover offers a lot of practicality and comfort. Altogether, it can carry 7 passengers (including the driver), as well as any cargo. You can fold down each second row in order to fit in extra luggage or furniture, etc.
The Model Y Crossover will be fully autonomous; however, because this is new technology it will need regulatory approvals which will vary due to geographical location. Get this- Tesla Model Y Crossover is also designed with the ability to come find you in a parking lot, meaning you don't have to search endlessly for where you last parked - very impressive. Emergency braking, collision warning, blind-spot monitoring is standard across the range.
Say goodbye to endless visits to the petrol station, because the Model Y can recharge 168 miles in 15 minutes at Supercharger locations, and has an electric range of 300 miles. Tesla currently have 12,000 Superchargers across the world, with six new locations opening every week - sounds like they've got it all planned out before it's official release in 2020.
Performance-wise, the Model Y Crossover is very fast. The dual motor performance Model Y will take under 4 seconds to reach 0-60mph, while it takes the dual-motor long-range model Y 4.8 seconds to reach 0-60mph. The single-motor rear-wheel drive Model Y will cover that in 5.5 seconds.
From an interior perspective, it has a panoramic sunroof, which is also featured in the Model 3, enabling drivers to clearly see the road ahead, and any forthcoming hazards, but also a seamless view of the sky. The low dashboard is accompanied by a large 15-inch touch screen display and an immersive sound system.
The Model Y Crossover makes up a list of 5 electric cars made by Tesla to date: The Model S, The Model X, The Model 3, and The Roadster. The Model Y Crossover will go on sale in the Autumn of 2020, with a starting price of $47,000 (£35,463.62). A standard version, to be available in production by 2021, would cost close to $39,000 (£29,441.10). A breakdown of the Model Y Crossover line-up can be seen in the table below;
Tesla Model Y Line-Up
|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 miles|
|0-60 mph||5.9 secs||5.5 secs||4,8 secs||3.5 secs|
|Price||$39,000 (£29,441.10)||$47,000 (£35,463.62)||$51,000 (38,452.47)||$60,000 (45,239.70)|
|Deliveries||Spring 2021||Autumn 2020||Autumn 2020||Autumn 2020|
Tesla is now taking pre-orders on its website for its Model Y Crossover. If you want to see the car in your driveway before the end of the decade, we advise that you get your orders in as soon as possible. We hope to do a complete review of the Tesla Model Y as soon as it launches in 2020.
Range: 520 to 632.5 km battery-only
Max speed: 139.8 to 155.3 mph
Battery charge time: 7h at 220V, 1.75h at 440V
Battery: 100 kWh 350-400 V lithium-ion
Standard features; Base autopilot, Premium black Interior with dark headliner and figured ash wood trim, 19" Silver slipstream alloy wheels, Power tailgate
Range: 542.4 to 564.9 km battery-only
Max speed: 155.3 mph
Dimensions: 5,052 mm L x 1,999 mm W x 1,684 mm H
Battery charge time: 7h at 220V, 1.75h at 440V
Standard features;Base autopilot, Solid paint, Premium black Interior with dark headliner and figured ash wood trim, 5 seat Interior (2nd row bench), 20" Silver alloy wheels, Ambient interior lighting
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