The Model X might be a bit large for many, which is why Tesla thought to themselves, why not create a compact one for those people? Because sometimes, the only way forward is to simply ask “why not?”
And that’s exactly why the Model Y is here. The designers have made it easy for us, as there’s not a lot to talk about its design. The Model Y looks just like a Model 3 which ate a lot of junk food. But hey, if the lines work, why not keep ’em?
The Model Y configurator is already up and running, and as we can see, there’ll be three variants at launch – Long Range RWD, Long Range Dual Motor AWD and a Performance variant of the AWD. The production is expected to begin late next year, and the Standard Range is expected to be available to order in early 2021.
For the Performance variant, Tesla claims a range of 280 miles or about 450 km (EPA), 0 – 60 mph acceleration time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph or 240+ km/h.
The interiors too are no different than that of the Model 3. However, the buyers can go for an optional 7-seat layout for $3,000 extra. Included in the standard features list are 15-inch touchscreen display, 12-way power adjustable front and rear heated seats, 14-speaker premium audio system, and tinted glass roof with UV protection.
Tesla claims the Model Y can carry 7 passengers and their cargo. Each second row seat folds flat independently.
When you add all the available options, including Red Multi-Coat paint, 20-inch Performance wheels, White interiors, Autopilot and full self-driving capability, the Model Y Dual Motor AWD Performance variant carries a price tag of $74,500.
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As for charging, 168 miles or about 270 km of range can be achieved in 15 minutes at Supercharger locations, apparently.