The Tesla Model Y will become the smallest and most affordable SUV from the carmaker ever
There have been many speculations on the Tesla Model Y, the company’s upcoming smaller-than-Model-X SUV. The latest development on the upcoming electric model is that it has been finally seen testing on a public road of the US.
A blue-coloured prototype of the Tesla Model Y was caught on camera by ChargePoint, a leading electric vehicle charging network in the United States. Based on the Tesla Model 3, the new model even shares much of its design with the donor model. It will launch in the US market in the autumn of next year.
The Tesla Model X was even testing alongside a grey-coloured Model S. In fact, the company seemed to be shooting a video of the new vehicle, which will be probably used on social channels as teaser media. It may be noted here that Tesla doesn’t invest in TV ads and other such promotions.
The image of the rear-end of the Tesla Model Y reveals that the new model has a higher ground clearance than the Model 3. It should even have enough styling changes up front and in its side profile. The fourth volume production vehicle from Tesla will completes CEO and founder Elon Musk’s acronym “S3XY”, which was collectively used for the Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y.
Once launched, the Tesla Model Y will be available in three configurations – Long Range, Dual Motor and Performance. The starting price is expected to be kept around USD 47,000, while the top-end version will cost more than USD 60,000. Even a Standard Range model will be launched at a later stage, probably at a price of USD 39,000.
There has been a lot of public interest in the Tesla Model Y, which will play the perfect baby brother to the Model X. With Tesla looking well on track to launch its next SUV, it’s only a matter of time before the aficionados can get to lay their hands on the new baby.