2020 Tesla Model Y: New Electric 7 Seat SUV For Less Than $40,000
Tesla hits the electric car table again. The 2020 Tesla Model Y, which has just unveiled, will offer almost 500 km of autonomy, 7 seats, and an adjusted price. But, really?
New balloon probe or real revolution of the electric car? Tesla does it again. The company founded by visionary Elon Musk presented this morning at an event in Los Angeles which will be the moment its fourth model after the Model S, Model 3 and Model X. It will be called Model Y, it will be a 100% electric SUV and it promises not only an unbeatable price in the market today but also to put on the road a very spacious model with up to 7 seats and announce it as the safest that has been manufactured.
But let’s go first in parts because that SUV that is advertised for “just” $39,000 & will come later: specifically, in 2021. That is, one year after the 2020 Tesla Model Y officially arrives on the market, estimated for the fall of 2020, which will be when production starts. It is similar to what was announced with a Model 3 saloon that was going to revolutionize the market.
For now, what is certain (or at least Tesla has confirmed) is that the 2020 Tesla Model Y will start its commercialization with its more powerful versions, called ” Long Range “, ” Dual Motor AWD ” and ” Performance “. But what are its characteristics? The “Long Range” model will bet on the greater autonomy of the electric SUV, promising up to 480 kilometers. They are almost 50 km less than what the Model 3 promises, but its SUV body penalizes its performance according to the brand. Its estimated price will be $47,000, and announces a maximum speed of almost 210 km/h, with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h estimated in about 5.5 seconds.
For its part, the “Dual Motor AWD” version will already offer two electric motors, one per axle, to provide the new SUV with total traction and a range of approximately 450 kilometers, 30 km less than the “Long Range”. Its maximum speed will be 217 km / h and start at a price of $ 51,000.
2020 Tesla Model Y Performance – Sportiest Model
Finally, the “Performance” version of the 2020 Tesla Model Y that will arrive on the market is the most powerful and exclusive option, announcing its origin at a price of $60,000, with a range of 450 kilometers. autonomy but with superior performance that should make it reach up to 240 km/h maximum speed, with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds, to become its sportier version.
Meanwhile, the aforementioned standard base version that will be marketed for those $39,000, will reach the market expectedly in the spring of 202 1 and will have a lower autonomy (370 total kilometers) and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds.
Model Y Platform & Based on Model 3
As for its architecture, this 2020 Tesla Model Y is based on the Model 3, with which as you can see it shares a lot of design and great similarity in some of its lines, but betting on an SUV body and a much more spacious interior. Specifically, the Model Y is already announced as a family capable of holding up to 3 rows of seats and 7 seats, which are likely to be optional and will require an extra expense.
Among its main interior features, it highlights a huge panoramic glass roof that will give great visibility and brightness and a large horizontal 15-inch touch screen. The Model Y also ensures that it will have many storage spaces distributed throughout the cabin, offering up to 1.9 cubic meters of cargo space. The Tesla Mobile app will ensure all the remote control of the car and access to all your information and remote functions.
Safety – Best for Medium SUV
Tesla also ensures that it’s Model Y will be the safest medium SUV on the market, originally built as a 100% electric model perfectly adapted to its development, with a very low center of gravity and a very rigid structure. In addition, its good aerodynamics and its own batteries, make it a highly efficient model and, of course, also compatible with the current Supercharger network of Tesla chargers, which has more than 12,000 points in 36 countries.