C.As with any presentation, Tesla knows how to attract attention, whether it is about his ambitious projects, the histrionics of his founder Elon Musk and of course his new products, which always give something to talk about. In this case, and despite the fact that the event has so far been the most "calm" of the brand, as no other launches were expected and there were no surprises, the presentation of the Model Y caught the attention of the locals and foreigners in the automotive industry.
Model Y is the fourth member of the Tesla range and just as Model X is a crossover or SUV from Model S, Model Y is Model 3 because it shares the platform and many functions.
Exactly, one of the most observed details among those who attended the unveiling is the extreme resemblance to Model 3: the front sector is identical, it changes only slightly in profile, with a slightly higher silhouette and greater clearance, typical of its orientation as a crossover.
But the similarities do not end here: the interior is also practically the same as in the most accessible model of the brand, with a very minimalist style that concentrates all information and the various assignments on the enormous 15 "touch screen of the infotainment system. The higher height and better use of the interior makes it possible to offer a configuration of up to 7 seats, optionally available.
Although Tesla has not provided specific information about the capacity and capacity of the batteries, it has described in detail how the range is compiled, the autonomy of the different versions and the performance of each of these:
The most accessible is the standard range, with rear-wheel drive and a range of 370 kilometers (according to EPA approval). It promises an acceleration of 0 to 96 km / h (equivalent to the measurement of 0 to 60 miles per hour) in 5.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 193 km / h. The price in the United States is US $ 39,000
The next will be the Long Range, also with rear-wheel drive and an extended range of up to 482 km. In this case it accelerates from 0 to 96 km / h in 5.5 seconds and reaches 209 km / h. The price in the United States is US $ 47,000.
The third variant is the Long Range Dual Motor, with integral traction (when adding a motor in the front axle) and a range of 450 km. According to official data, it accelerates from 0 to 96 km / h in 4.8 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 217 km / h. The price in the United States is US $ 51,000.
Finally, the top version of the range will be the Performance, also with integral traction and 450 km autonomy, but that improves performance by accelerating from 0 to 96 km / h in 3.5 seconds and 241 km / h at maximum speed. to achieve . The price in the United States is US $ 60,000.
The Silicon Valley company has high hopes for selling this new crossover: they say they will sell more than the Model 3 and the Model X together, so they tried to maintain an affordable price on the North American market. Deliveries of the top versions start in the second half of 2020, while for the most economic versions we have to wait until mid-2021.