The most affordable electric SUV from Tesla, the Model Y, is expected to be capable of covering a range of 483 km on a single charge.
Tesla’s upcoming smaller and cheaper electric SUV, the Model Y has been garnering a lot of public interest around the markets. Now, the very first ever public sighting of the Tesla Model Y has taken place and captured on the camera, which gives us the first look of the vehicle “in the wild”.
The Tesla Model Y is set to go on sale in the US markets in late 2020 and is expected to become the best-selling Tesla car ever.
Based on the successful Tesla Model 3’s platform, the Model Y will be the smallest and most affordable SUV from the acclaimed carmaker ever. The car was spotted during its running test on a public road near San Jose, Northern California, US. According to the exclusive spy shot released by ChargePoint- the world’s largest electric vehicle charging network, the prototype of the Model Y was spotted undisguised with a blue-coloured skin. The new model seems to have taken massive inspiration from the Tesla Model 3 in terms of its aesthetics.
The captured image here (sadly only one shot) shows the rear end of the Model Y telling us that the upcoming SUV will get a higher ground clearance as against that of the donor model. Up front, it is expected to carry a slew of styling updates when compared to the vehicle that it’s based on. Reportedly, the upcoming Tesla SUV will be launched in three configurations, namely Long Range, Dual Motor and Performance. Prices of the car are expected to start from $ 47,000 (Rs 33 Lakh) while the top-spec variant can be positioned at around $ 60,000 (Rs 42.13 Lakh). Once launched, the new SUV will complete CEO Elon Musk’s acronym “S3XY”, which is short for the Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y. With Tesla going to cross the borders of the Indian market, it’s only a matter of time before the EV comes to our shores.