Introducing the All-New Tesla Model Y

March 15, 2019 •

Tesla Model Y

Introducing the All-New Tesla Model Y

On Thursday, March 14, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to the stage in California to introduce the world to the Tesla Model Y. The Model Y is the final step of the automaker’s ‘S3XY’ lineup that Musk is proud of for some reason. The new battery-powered crossover SUV rolls out as Tesla looks to establish a dominant position in the market while competitors ramp up plans for their electric future.

Somewhere Between a Model 3 and a Model X

The Model Y was anticipated to be a crossover SUV, slotting between the Model 3 and Model X in Tesla’s lineup. Now that we’ve seen the Model Y, we can see exactly how similar to the Model 3 it really is. If you didn’t like the design of previous Tesla vehicles, you shouldn’t expect the Model Y to change your opinion.

The automaker showed off the interior space of the Model Y right away by unloading seven people out of the car during the Tesla event. While the third row likely won’t be super comfortable for adults in a lengthy road trip, it is a great option for families. The interior of the Model Y is very similar to the Model 3 but features an impressive panoramic glass roof and 66 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to the 15 cubic feet of the Model 3.

Tesla Model Y

What’s Under the Hood?

Standard Range

  • Range: 230 Miles
  • Top Speed: 120 mph
  • 0-60: 5.9 Seconds
  • Starting Price: $39,000
  • Estimated Delivery: Spring 2021

Long Range

  • Range: 300 Miles
  • Top Speed: 130 mph
  • 0-60: 5.5 Seconds
  • Starting Price: $47,000
  • Estimated Delivery: Fall 2020

Dual Motor AWD

  • Range: 280 Miles
  • Top Speed: 135 mph
  • 0-60: 4.8 Seconds
  • Starting Price: $51,000
  • Estimated Delivery: Fall 2020

Dual Motor Performance

  • Range: 280 Miles
  • Top Speed: 150 mph
  • 0-60: 3.5 Seconds
  • Starting Price: $60,000
  • Estimated Delivery: Fall 2020

Pre-Order Your Tesla Model Y

Much like the Model 3, Tesla plans on production of the upper-level trims kicking off first, with the entry-level trim rolling out later in 2021. The Tesla Model Y configurator is live on Tesla’s website, so if you want to be among the first to drive the Model Y, you might want to preorder now.

Tesla Model Y