Electric crossover Tesla Model Y officially presented

As promised, Elon Musk, at a special event in the design Studio of the American brand in Los Angeles, Tesla unveils new car – compact electric crossover Model Y. the Novelty is built on the same platform as the “budget” sedan Model 3, and it is not much more expensive. At least in the basic version. Buyers will be offered a 4 configuration of the electric vehicle: standard Range, Long Range, Dual Motor AWD and Perfomance. For the initial model (standard Range) will ask from 39 000 dollars. The cost of the top version can reach $ 60,000 (together with options).

As noted, a modification of the standard Range will have to wait. It will enter production only in 2021. This version will offer a range of 370 kilometers. The price of Long Range starts with 42 $ 700. This option has a range of 482 km and will go on sale next year. Pre-orders for new model already launched.

As one of the options by $ 3,000, the buyer will be able to equip the electric vehicle with additional sensors, which may number up to seven.

In Russia sales of new items will be engaged in capital Tesla Moscow Club. The exact price of the car in our country is not yet known, but they will be higher than in the US due to customs charges. Tesla Moscow Club have already promised to bring a novelty in Russia “as quickly as possible”. Children visited the presentations and swept the new product.

Executive Director of Tesla Ilon Musk said that the new production line for electric crossover Model Y will be ready in 2019. However, given the history of previous launches of the company, one only has to hope for the exact deadlines. At the same time, Tesla believes that the new crossover will be sold well. Back in January, in a conversation with investors, Musk expressed confidence that demand for the new compact crossover will be higher than Model 3. And, judging by the overall statistics of sales of SUVs in the US – everything is possible. Well, like Americans all sorts of SUVs and pickups more than the usual sedans.

The first pilot sample Model Y will descend from the conveyor of the enterprise 1 Gigafactory in California. Later, the release of a compact crossover Tesla will establish the new facility in China, which will be called Gigafactory 3.

Model Y received two electric motors and will be offered with battery packs of different capacities. Acceleration to “hundreds” of new electric crossover version of the Performance will be overcome in 3.5 seconds. Maximum speed — 240 km per hour. The variant Model in version Y Long Range with two motors to “hundred” will accelerate in 4.8 seconds, with one engine for 5.5 seconds.

Crossover received a traditional side mirrors instead of cameras. Also, the Tesla engineers decided to abandon the use of its rear doors, which the company calls “Falcon wings”. According to Elon musk, this solution significantly complicates the manufacturing process of the car and its final price. The drag coefficient in Model Y — 0,32. The novelty has a short front overhang and a panoramic roof. The lounge area has a large 15-inch display, which is “tied” to control most functions of the electric vehicle.

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