2021 Tesla Model Y Redesign – Tesla Model Y is a crossover pair with the Model 3 entry-level sedan, or rather, baby Model X. Either way, this is a very important vehicle for TESLA, and it will probably come soon. Outside of Tesla, nobody sees the Model Y, but the outstanding CEO of vocal cars, Elon Musk, has shared a lot of info about the crossover throughout its beginnings. Many comments Musk plus a variety of credible rumors circulating on the web gave us a pretty good idea of what to expect from Model Y. This is what we know, and what we are confident.
We will see it soon
Last May, Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla might exhibit Model Y on March 15, 2019. He tweeted that date because “Ides of March sounded good,” but he also said “Consider it real.”
With the Ides of March Close, Musk decided to reveal the Model Y the day before, March 14, when it would be revealed in the LA design studio at Tesla. In further tweets, Musk promises that “detailed specifications and prices will be provided, as well as trial rides.”
May be produced in 2021
Although we might look at Model Y this year, it won’t be until next year that goes into production. Based on a leaked document, Buisness Insider reported last year that Tesla aimed to start production of Model Y in August 2020 after a two-month trial. In September 2020, he hoped to build a 2,000 Model Ys per week.
In its Q4 2018 investor update, Tesla said that “This year we are going to start designing for Model Y to achieve volume production by the end of 2020. ” It’s an aggressive target, but it can be done since then.
At the beginning of Model Y’s pregnancy, Musk wanted to create a completely new platform for Model Y, but he was convinced otherwise. Creating a new platform for Model Y will defeat the automotive industry trends using the same foundations for sedan and crossover for no good reason.
Roadshow reported last month that Musk said the Model Y would share about 75 percent of its components with the Model 3 sedan. That would help the crossover make it a faster production and cost less for development.
For this reason, we expect Model Y to be similar to Model 3 in width, length, and wheel axis distance, though, of course, higher. Pretty much the case with Model X and Model S.
It costs about 10 percent more than the Model 3
When confirming that Model Y would be revealed on March 14, Musk said that “costs about 10 percent higher, and has a slightly fewer range for the same battery. ” That’s because Model Y is about 10 percent larger than 3.
While the Model 3 does not start from $35,000, it is for single motor cars, rear-wheel drive. We’d be surprised to see the rear drive of Model Y, so it’s probably safer to assume it would be appreciated about 10 percent higher than the dual-$47,000 Model motors. Tesla likes surprising, so expect anything.
The only look on the Model Y we get comes from two black-and-white teaser sketches released by Tesla. The above shows that Model Y will have a design cue from Model X and Model 3. Tesla has reached a winning formula for design, so don’t expect them to be too shaky with this crossover.
It will be built in Nevada and China
In the investor’s update Q4 2018, Tesla said the Model Y “Most likely ” would be built in “Gigafactory ” companies outside of Reno. Between Model S, X and 3, the Fremont plant, California in Tesla operates at full speed, so the company should look elsewhere to build the Model Y. Nevada Gigafactory is the most logical option, although it has not yet been confirmed.
Tesla was building another Gigafactory outside of Shanghai, and Jalopnik reported that it was expected to build an entry-level version of Model Y there as well. The Chinese Model Y was not coming to the US — just for the Chinese market.