Tesla Mannequin Y revealed – all-electric SUV with as much as seven seats, Zero-96 km/h in three.5 seconds, 483 km of vary

Simply as Elon Musk promised, Tesla has unveiled the all-new Mannequin Y at its Los Angeles design studio, finishing the corporate’s “S3XY” line-up of autos. Whereas it might seem like a downsized model of the Mannequin X, the Mannequin Y truly shares extra in frequent with the Mannequin three. As revealed by Musk earlier in Tesla’s full yr 2018 replace, the Mannequin Y is constructed on the identical platform because the Mannequin three and shares about 75% of its parts. That is readily obvious while you take a look at the factor, because it roughly shares the identical face because the Mannequin three, though the fastback rear is extra akin to the Mannequin X. Whereas the outside is a mix-and-match case, the inside could be very a lot an identical to the Mannequin three, with a 15-inch touchscreen being the predominant function of the cabin. There’s even a panoramic glass roof and a excessive seating place, the latter a results of the floor-mounted batteries. The Mannequin Y additionally will get the identical smartphone-as-a-key interface, and connects with the Tesla Cell app for capabilities equivalent to distant unlock, Summon, distant pre-conditioning, location monitoring, Pace Restrict Mode and extra. Not like the Mannequin three nevertheless, the Mannequin Y could be ordered as a seven-seater identical to with the Mannequin X (5 seats as customary). This explains the necessity for a excessive roofline that lightly slopes in direction of the rear as seen from the surface, though the gullwing doorways are absent right here. When it comes to accessible powertrains, the Mannequin Y could be had with both one- (RWD) or two-motor (AWD) configurations. Solely the Commonplace Vary variant will get the previous, however there’s no point out of outputs in Tesla’s launch (for now). As an alternative, we’re being advised the Commonplace Vary presents a Zero-96 km/h (Zero-60 mph) dash time of 5.9 seconds, 193 km/h high pace and 370 km of EPA-estimated vary. Transferring up the ranks, there’s the Lengthy Vary Rear-Wheel Drive variant able to doing the identical dash in 5.5 seconds, hitting 209 km/h and offering 483 km of vary. With the Twin Motor All-Wheel Drive variant, there’re enhancements to the acceleration (four.eight seconds) and high pace (217 km/h), however on the expense of vary (450 km). Lastly, the top-rung variant is the Efficiency that can also be AWD, and can full the identical dash in three.5 seconds, hit 241 km/h and supply 450 km of vary. Tesla says the Mannequin Y will present the very best ranges of security like the remainder of the autos in its vary, and is totally suitable with its present Supercharger community, together with the brand new V3 Superchargers rated at 250 kW. Deliveries of the Mannequin Y are slated to start in the USA in fall subsequent yr, with the Efficiency (USD55,700), Lengthy Vary Rear-Wheel Drive (USD42,700) and Twin-Motor All-Wheel Drive (USD46,700) variants set to go on sale first. The bottom Commonplace Vary will come later in spring 2021, priced from USD39,000. The seven-seat choice will value a further USD3,000, whereas unlocking options linked to the on-board self-driving (an identical to the Mannequin three) – rear, facet and forward-facing cameras; forward-facing radar; and 12 ultrasonic sensors – will value between USD3,000 and USD5,000. The put up Tesla Mannequin Y revealed – all-electric SUV with as much as seven seats, Zero-96 km/h in three.5 seconds, 483 km of vary appeared first on Paul Tan's Automotive Information.