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Tesla Model Y teased for a 2020 debut

June 07, 2018, 05:54 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
Tesla Model Y teased for a 2020 debut

-    The Model Y crossover will be revealed in March next year, but production will only begin in 2020.

-    The teaser image reveals nothing more over the previous image of the Model Y.

-    The Y will be based on the Model 3 chassis.

Tesla held its annual shareholders' meeting where the American electric carmaker teased another vague image of the impending Model Y. The long-awaited electric crossover from Tesla is currently slated to be revealed on 15th March next year before hitting the production line in 2020.

The Model Y promises to be more stylish and even more dynamic than the compact Model 3 with which it will share its underpinnings. The second teaser of the Model Y hints at the deletion of wing mirrors altogether. It might use cameras and digital display screens to replace the ORVM; but the current law requires a car to have mirrors to be road legal. Maybe that will change by the time Model Y arrives. The Y will have an advance computational power compared to the current Tesla line-up along with a more advanced Autopilot autonomous driving system. 

When it arrives, the Model Y would slot in between the Model 3 and the Model S and will be priced accordingly. The Tesla factory where it will be built is still under construction. But work seems to be in full swing since the carmaker has promised to rectify their mistake for the delay of Model 3 and is planning to produce 5000 cars to clear the backlog. 

Following in the Model Y's wake will be a pick-up truck, a cargo van and a minibus in the Tesla’s electrified portfolio. A compact hatchback is also on the cards which should arrive in five years’ time. Tesla also plans to launch commercial vehicles in the next few years.

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