Tesla hasn’t even put the model 3 into production quite yet, and it’s already working to generate buzz around the Model Y– the car that will complete the S3XY lineup. So far there have actually been few details focusing on the mystical model, however recently more has come to light, consisting of the teaser image that was just released at Tesla’s 2017 yearly investor meeting. Initially slated to be underpinned by the very same platform utilized for the upcoming Model 3, it is now being said that the Model Y will get its own brand-new platform that needs to be prepared for production by the end of the decade. Just like the Model 3 is to the Model S, the Model Y must be a smaller and more fundamental option the Model X, offering up Tesla’s well known AutoPilot, but without all of the other niceties found in the brand’s more costly models.
So, the strategy is for the Model Y to go on sale for the 2019 model year, but as the story typically goes over 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 ought 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 produced and hypothesize a little on what we can get out of the 2020 Tesla Model Y.
2020 Tesla Model Y Exterior
Being built on a brand-new platform basically unlocks for options as far as design goes, so it’s rather likely that we’ll get to see a new fascia style and brand-new exterior lighting designs. Word has it that it will have the very same Falcon doors like those found in the Model X and, if this teaser is any sign, Musk is hoping that side view cams will be authorized by the time this thing goes into production. That’s right; this thing is void of any profile mirrors. It’s already taking place in some markets, so it’s not exactly out of the concern when this thing makes its debut in the next couple of years.
2020 Tesla Model Y Interior
At this point, 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 design goes, however this is a compact model and will likely be on the more budget friendly side like the Model 3. As such, it will likely lack the bells and whistles discovered in cars like the Model S and Model X. The interior will likely be quite bare as we’ve seen in Model 3 spy shots and models, with the main, tablet-like screen, being utilized as not just the control center for everything but the instrument cluster too. This likewise indicates the 2020 Tesla Model Y will likewise have an uninspired interior, to a level with lots of flat areas and plastic trim. Basic features will likely include a Wi-Fi hotspot, AutoPilot, and powered windows and seats. If the DOT takes place to authorize side view cameras rather than side view mirrors, a small display screen could be incorporated 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 whiskey.
2020 Tesla Model Y Engine
As far as performance is worried, it’s quite most likely that the base model will come basic with rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive will be an option. As far as the battery itself goes, Tesla has gradually phased out its smaller batteries, leaving its current lineup offered with a 75 kWh, 90 kWh, or 100 kWh battery pack. This is slated to be a more cost effective model, so the 75 kWh battery pack appears to be what the physician will order when the time comes, but given the fact that the 2020 Tesla Model Y will feature an all-new platform, that’s really up in the air too. We expect it to have roughly the very same variety as the Model 3 in its standard type at 215 miles, however after launch, larger batteries using more range could be provided if it doesn’t make it too pricey to be competitive. Expect a 0-to-60 mph time around 6 seconds or so, while leading speed will be somewhere around 130 miles per hour.
2020 Tesla Model Y Release Date and Price
Prices for 2020 Tesla Model Y is a truly huge offer, as it needs to fall under the affordable classification 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 alternative of bigger battery packs in the future or possible technology options, prices might even go as high as $55,000 for a fully-specced model with more than 215 miles worth of variety. The strategy is for the Model Y to go on sale for the 2019 model year, but as the story generally discusses at Tesla, 2019 will likely be the pre-order duration with shipments taking place by 2020 at the earliest.