Tesla states it’s prepared to begin providing the Design Y compact SUV in the very first quarter of 2020, in a letter to financiers. That’s ahead of schedule, a first for the business.
If the Model Y begins shipping in March, that’s numerous months ahead of the original estimate of “fall 2020” embraced by the business at the Design Y launch occasion in2019
Tesla’s site on Wednesday revealed that the $52,990 all-wheel drive “long range” version of the Model Y, as well as the efficiency version, will start shipping in March of2020 The company also stated it was able to increase the ultimate range from 280 miles to 315 miles.
The more affordable, standard variety version with a range of 230 miles was originally slated for 2021, and will begin closer to $40,000, however Tesla did not reveal any changes to that version of the Design Y on Wednesday.
The Design Y was teased for several years, however was officially announced in March2018 While Tesla calls it a compact or crossover SUV, the Model Y shares about 75 percent of its parts with the Model 3 sedan, and the two electrical cars are extremely similar.
The Model Y has a bit more headroom and a third row. The fold-down seats in the 3rd row are very little, and there’s not much space, at least since a demonstration flight last year. Otherwise, the Model Y features the exact same sparse interior and dashboard-mounted touchscreen display screen for which the Design 3 is known.