Tesla showed a photo of an unknown new carMay 11, 2018
In the next few years, the American manufacturer of electric cars plans to release a compact crossover, truck and supercar
Tesla Motors published a promo video, which, among other things, gives an idea of the company’s future cars. In one of the fragments an unknown model is shown, which, presumably, is a compact crossover Model Y.
Earlier it became known that the new electric crossover will appear not earlier than 24 months, although it was previously assumed that the novelty will debut in 2019. The transfer of the all-terrain vehicle output is partly due to the failure of the launch of the mass production of the most affordable model of the American brand – Model 3.
Americans will not develop a new platform for a compact crossover – it will be based on the existing Model Y chassis, which will greatly accelerate the process of creating SUVs. At the same time, some technical and stylistic solutions will be borrowed from the older Model X model. For example, a compact crossover will receive branded rear doors, which the company calls “wings of a falcon”.
According to preliminary data, Tesla Model Y will be equipped with two motors (one on the front and rear axles) and will be offered with battery packs of different capacities.
In the next few years, Tesla, in addition to a compact crossover, is planning to launch the Semi electric truck and the new generation Roadster supercar. Plus, the automaker is considering the possibility of a pickup truck and minivan.