The Tesla Model Y crossover will offer a range of around 480km in a single charge.
Tesla has unveiled the much-awaited Model Y at the Los Angeles design centre in the presence of CEO Elon Musk. The new Model Y is scheduled to be launched in 2020 in the international markets. Mr. Musk confirmed that the new crossover Electric Vehicle would offer around 480km of range in its highest specifications.
Design inspiration for the new Model Y comes from the existing Tesla cars including Model 3 sedan and Model X SUV. It features a large glass panoramic roof, while the seven-seat layout will come as optional. It misses out on the gull-wing doors instead fitted with the pillarless doors like the Model 3 and Model S. This crossover is 10% larger than the Model 3. It shares the platform and close to 75% components with the sibling sedan. The Model Y is claimed to offer the functionality of an SUV along with a sports car like ride and a low centre of gravity and a 0.23 drag coefficient.
The Model Y crossover’s first variant will be the Long Range, Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive and performance car. It will offer around 482km of range and a top speed of 209kmph. This model can achieve 0.95kmph in just 5.5 seconds. The Model Y will come with a starting price tag of USD 47,000 (approx Rs 32.50 lakh). The range-topping Dual Motor model prices will start from USD 51,000 (approx Rs 35.30 lakh). This variant will offer 450km of range, a top speed of 217km and 0-96kmph in 3.8 seconds.
The Dual Motor performance model is claimed to offer a top speed of 241kmph and achieves 0-96kmph in just 3.5 seconds. This range-topping model will be priced at USD 60,000 (approx 41.50 lakh). Tesla will also launch the standard range version of the Model Y in 2021. This variant will offer a range of 370km, a top speed of 164kmph and 0-96kmph in 5.9 seconds. This model will come at a price tag of USD 39,000 (approx Rs 27 lakh).
The Model Y crossover is also compatible with Tesla’s third-generation Superchargers, which are capable of 250kW charging. With the Superchargers, the Tesla Model Y will be able to recover 120km of range in just 5 minutes.
The cabin of the Tesla Model Y shares similarity with the Model 3, featuring a single 15.0-inch touchscreen interface for all the controls. It also gets self-driving features like Autopilot. The rear seats can be folded down along with a front boot offers a storage space of more than 1,800 litres.
Tesla is also planning to enter India in the near future. While replying on Twitter, Elon Musk confirmed that the brand will come to India in 2019 or 2020. The company plans to launch the popular Model 3 sedan in India.