Tesla hasn’t even put the model 3 into production quite yet, and it’s already working to create buzz around the Model Y– the car that will complete the S3XY lineup. So far there have been few information focusing on the mysterious model, however just recently more has emerged, including the teaser image that was simply released at Tesla’s 2017 annual shareholder conference. Originally slated to be underpinned by the same platform utilized for the upcoming Model 3, it is now being said that the Model Y will get its own new platform that must be all set for production by the end of the decade. Just like the Model 3 is to the Model S, the Model Y ought to be a smaller and more standard alternative the Model X, providing Tesla’s well known AutoPilot, however without all of the other niceties discovered in the brand name’s more expensive models.
So, the strategy is for the Model Y to go on sale for the 2019 model year, however as the story normally reviews at Tesla, 2019 will likely be the pre-order duration with deliveries happening by 2020 at the earliest. The 2020 Tesla Model Y would take on models like the BMW i3 and Mercedes B-Class, among others. We ought to hear more about the Model Y when the Tesla Semi-Truck debuts in September. So, with that said, let’s take a better take a look at the rendering we created and hypothesize a little on what we can get out of the 2020 Tesla Model Y.
2020 Tesla Model Y Exterior
Being constructed on a new platform practically opens the door for options as far as design goes, so it’s quite likely that we’ll get to see a brand-new fascia design and 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 indication, Musk is hoping that side view cameras will be authorized by the time this thing goes into production. That’s right; this thing is void of any profile mirrors. It’s currently taking place in some markets, so it’s not exactly out of the concern when this thing makes its debut in the next number of years.
2020 Tesla Model Y Interior
At this point, the interior is a mystery. In the past, we speculated that the Model Y would be based upon the Model X as far as interior decoration goes, but this is a compact model and will likely be on the more economical side like the Model 3. As such, it will likely do not have the bells and whistles found in cars like the Model S and Model X. The interior will likely be rather bare as we’ve seen in Model 3 spy shots and prototypes, with the primary, tablet-like screen, being used as not just the control center for everything but the instrument cluster also. This also implies the 2020 Tesla Model Y will also have a dull interior, to a level with lots of flat spaces and plastic trim. Basic features will likely include a Wi-Fi hotspot, AutoPilot, and powered windows and seats. If the DOT happens to approve side view cameras as opposed to side view mirrors, a little display screen might be incorporated into the corners of the dash. For now, nevertheless, 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 rather most likely that the base model will come standard with rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive will be a choice. As far as the battery itself goes, Tesla has slowly phased out its smaller sized batteries, leaving its present lineup offered with a 75 kWh, 90 kWh, or 100 kWh battery pack. This is slated to be a more economical model, so the 75 kWh battery pack appears to be what the doctor 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 same range as the Model 3 in its standard type at 215 miles, however after launch, bigger batteries providing more range might be made available if it does not make it too pricey to be competitive. Anticipate a 0-to-60 miles per hour time around six seconds approximately, while top speed will be someplace around 130 mph.
2020 Tesla Model Y Release Date and Price
Pricing for 2020 Tesla Model Y is a really big deal, as it ought to fall under the cost effective classification similar to the Model 3. With the Model 3 priced at $35,000, and this being an SUV, expect it to start out around $40,000 or so. With the choice of larger battery packs in the future or possible technology options, pricing might even go as high as $55,000 for a fully-specced model with more than 215 miles worth of variety. The plan is for the Model Y to go on sale for the 2019 model year, however as the story generally goes over at Tesla, 2019 will likely be the pre-order duration with shipments happening by 2020 at the earliest.