Tesla is expanding its lineup with the new all-electric Model Y mid-size SUV.
The Model Y fits seven-passengers and will start at $39,000 for the Standard Range version with 230 miles of range. It will also come in Long Range, Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive, and Performance variants. Model Y Long Range will be able to travel up to 300 miles on a single charge. (Before we go any further here, note that just like the Model 3, the more expensive variants will come first in the fall of 2020, with the standard base model not due until 2021.)
Tesla claims Model Y will be fast -- with a 3.5 second 0-to-60 time thanks to high-efficiency powertrain and ultra-responsive motors. It will offer a top speed of up to 150 mph. Tesla also touts excellent handling.
In its press release, Tesla also says the Model Y is designed to be the safest mid-size SUV with a low center of gravity, rigid body structure and large crumple zones that provide unparalleled protection. Tesla also says it can achieve better range than other EVs on the market thanks to its aerodynamic design and leading battery technology.
You can see the complete Model Y presentation here:
In the cabin look for a panoramic glass roof and a 15-inch touchscreen interface with all the carís controls.. The front trunk and split-folding second-row seats provide a total of 66 cubic feet (1.9 cubic meters) of storage space.
You donít need a key just a smartphone to lock and unlock it. Teslaís Mobile app for also provides features like remote unlock, Summon, remote pre-conditioning, location tracking and Speed Limit Mode.
The Model Y is also compatible with Teslaís current Supercharger network of more than 12,000 Superchargers in 36 countries, as well as our new V3 Superchargers, which can charge at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour.
Tesla expects to start deliveries in the Fall 2020 for Model Y Performance, Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive, and Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive variant. It will be 2021 for the $39,000 Model Y Standard Range.