Model X is the name of the compact SUV and should be presented in March 2019 for production in early 2020. The vehicle would be modeled on Model 3, the sedan that was presented in early 2016.
It must also match Model 3 for the price: about $ 35,000 for the entry price. This announcement was made by the Californian manufacturer, Elon Musk, in an interview that was broadcasted on Friday on the channel YouTUBeur tech Marques Brownlee.
Model Y can, however, be more expensive once it is on sale; Tesla brings forward more vehicles with options. According to Elon Musk, the basic versions of his car & # 39; s would drive Tesla … in the wall:
If we were to send the basic version of Model 3 immediately, Tesla would lose money and die.
The vehicle should have a design similar to the current SUV of the brand, the Model X, but with the platform of Model 3. This Model Y should compete the Audi e-tron, The Jaguar i-Pace or the BMW X3.
This new car must also have a much shorter electrical wiring than the current models. We are already talking about a mile and a half over 100 meters of cables.
In this interview of about fifteen minutes other topics are dealt with. We learn that the manufacturer's goal is to produce several parallel models at once, compared to one currently.
Elon Musk and Marques Brownlee also deal with problems related to the aerodynamics of cars or the robotization of the car's assembly process.