The Tesla Model Y is an all-electric four-door compact SUV. It is based on the Model 3 platform. Vehicles have similar transmission, battery and electric motor. Model Y is the second car after Model 3, built on the platform of the third generation Tesla. It aims to reduce the entry price for electric vehicles, while not reducing range and performance.
Tesla Model Y 2020 will be the first representative of the automaker in the segment of compact and luxury SUVs. The vehicle has all the features of advanced software designed exclusively for electric cars, while its competitors are just starting to feel the market.
Model Y received a first-class interior and sound, a panoramic glass roof, like Model 3, as well as a large cargo space and the ability to install a third row of seats, which will increase the number of seats to 7.
Tesla Model Y will not come with Falcon wing doors, and its interior looks mostly like a transition from Model 3. It is largely button-free and will rely mainly on a large infotainment display that is placed on a simple dashboard. An all-glass roof creates an airy atmosphere in the cabin, being inside, you feel boundless space, looking through the full-length sunroof that wraps right around and behind your head.
Tesla Model Y provides maximum versatility — able to carry 7 passengers and their cargo. Each second row seat folds flat independently, creating flexible storage for skis, furniture, luggage and more. The liftgate opens to a low trunk floor that makes loading and unloading easy and quick.
The 2020 Model Y will ultimately be available in the cost-leader Standard Range, but the first launch options will be the Long Range and Performance models. Long Range models can be equipped with rear or all-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive is standard on the Model Y Performance.
Currently, no one can yet share the experience of driving the Model Y, but we expect the Model Y to offer the same dynamics of motion and acceleration as Model 3 when it finally appears on the market.
Like every Tesla, Model Y is designed to be the safest vehicle in its class. The low center of gravity, rigid body structure and large crumple zones provide unparalleled protection. Since Model Y is the middle option between Model X and Model 3, it is most likely that its level of safety will be as high as theirs.