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The SUV will seat 7 and be a successor to the Model 3.
Tonight in Los Angeles, Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed off a prototype version of the Model Y, the fourth mass-produced vehicle that the electric car maker will bring to market. The vehicle, as expected, will be a larger, SUV-version of the Model 3, much like the Model X was the larger, SUV-version of the Model S.
Musk revealed very few details about the upcoming car, but a few key figures stuck out: the 300-mile, long-range version of the vehicle will go into production in Fall 2020 with an MSRP of $47,000. The 230-mile, standard version will cost $37,000 and go into production in Spring 2021, according to Musk. The Y will seat seven people with 66 cubic feet of storage space.
The vehicle will also have the option of a dual-motor all wheel drive option and a performance option, at an additional cost.
The CEO also remarked that the vehicle 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 with most electric vehicles with batteries under their floor. The car has a with a .23 drag coefficient.
The Model Y will have a panoramic glass roof, much like that on the Model 3, and it will come with autopilot. “The cool thing is …it’ll be able to do basically anything by the end of this year just with software upgrades,” Musk said, without elaborating.
Press information noted that the Y “is also compatible with our current Superc