Along the way, Musk explained the ins and outs of his naming convention, including the fact that he couldn't use the name "Model E" because Ford had it trademarked.
Really, this was Musk's thinking.
Musk, 47, took the stage at Tesla's design studio before a crowd of customers and fans, but was uncharacteristically subdued. Now, auto industry watchers must all learn that taste is personal and the market may love what you hate, but there is one strategic design principle that transcends aesthetic preferences: the trick to a sedan-based crossover is to share as many parts as possible while maintaining a truly distinct look and package.
The CEO also remarked that the Model Y could achieve 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, and he added that the vehicle would have a very low center of gravity, as is common in most electric vehicles with batteries under their floor.
Model Y also connects with the Tesla Mobile app for unique, easy-to-access features like remote unlock, Summon, remote pre-conditioning, location tracking, Speed Limit Mode, and much more.
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The panoramic sunroof will be a standard in all the versions of Model Y. It will eventually be offered as a three-row vehicle with a capacity of seven-person seating and Tesla's autopilot software at the cost of additional charges. Coefficient of drag will be a remarkable 0.23, making it one of the most wind-slippery production vehicles in history. One thing that struck us about the Model-Y is how Tesla is still influenced by Porsche's aesthetics. It has now reneged and will keep its brick and mortar stores open, with the price of all its models except the Model 3 increasing by around 3 percent.
The second Model-Y variant is the Long Range Rear Wheel Drive, which has a $49,000 price tag.
Higher-end versions will start delivery in the autumn of next year.
The long-range model, which starts at 47,000 US dollars, has a range of up to 300 miles (483 kilometers) on a single charge - less range than the Model 3.
This means the most likely scenario is that Tesla will have to make massive investments at its battery plant outside Reno, Nevada and obtain new environmental permits in order to build the Model Y there. Look for the Performance trim to launch in the fall of 2020.
The Dual Motor AWD model, meanwhile, delivers 280 miles of range albeit at a quicker 0 to 60 time and a higher top speed - 4.8 seconds and 135 mph, respectively, at a starting price of $51,000. It'll sticker for $52,200.
The online configurator for the Tesla Model Y is now live. It will also race from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96.6 kph) in 5.5 seconds and have a top speed of 130 miles per hour (209.2 kph). The lingering question, though, is whether the Model Y is crossover enough.