Everyone talks about the Cybertruck these days, but the Californian company has some more interesting news. It looks like the company’s compact crossover is almost ready for production. According to the latest reports, the 2021 Tesla Model Y will hit the market already in the first half of 2020. At this point, we don’t know all, but many details are already available.
Obviously, the new model will take a lot of inspiration from the bigger Model X, but it will have the most in common with the Model 3. The compact sedan has been around for some time and the 2021 Tesla Model Y will use its platform, as well as most of the design and aesthetical solutions. Of course, we count on several versions when it comes to the range, performance and drivetrain. The new model will be produced in Germany.
2021 Tesla Model Y Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the new 2021 Tesla Model Y will have most things in common with the Model 3. The two models will use the same platform and share many parts. Moreover, you can easily notice the same aesthetical approach as in the small sedan. Of course, this model is designed in a crossover manner, so there are similarities with the Model X that are obvious, though you won’t find those Falcon Wing doors on the new model.
The overall shape looks a little bit coupe-like. The roofline looks kinda familiar, as it resembles rear-end designs of coupe crossovers from BMW and Mercedes-Benz a lot.
When it comes to the interior design, it looks pretty much the same as the Model 3, at least when it comes to the dashboard design. That means you may count on a pretty minimalistic design, with almost no physical buttons. Everything on this crossover will be operated via a huge touchscreen. The overall quality seems okay, though it’s a known fact that Tesla models aren’t exactly on par with premium rivals. After all, that’s the company’s strategy to provide a more affordable price.
In terms of size and dimensions, an interesting thing is that the 2021 Tesla Model Y will offer an optional third row, despite we are talking about an electric compact crossover with a little bit of sloping roof. How spacious this row will be, it is hard to say at the moment. On the other side, the first and the second row should be quite comfortable and generous in terms of space.
2021 Tesla Model Y Specs
In this aspect, we count on several versions in the offer. Of course, standard and long-range models are expected, as well as 2WD and 4WD models, as well as a performance version. It looks like long-range models will come first. According to the latest reports, these models will be able to make around 300 miles on a single charge. RWD models will go from zero to sixty in about 5.5 seconds, while the AWD models would be able to make it under five seconds, though the range will be slightly shorter. When it comes to performance version, count on more power and significantly better performances, as these versions should be able to hit 60 in about 3.5 seconds.
The standard model is expected to arrive a little bit later and the max range should go around 230 miles.
2021 Tesla Model Y Release Date and Price
Most likely, the first models will start arriving in the summer. The starting price should go around 39.000 dollars, while the long-range models should go around 48.000. On the other side, performance models will probably go over 60.000 dollars.