The Tesla Model Y is almost here. That is, we’re almost going to see how it looks, what it features, and some core specs. This may not be as exciting as the lead-up to the Model 3 reveal, since hundreds of thousands of people have now been able to order semi-affordable Model 3s. Nonetheless, the Model Y is widely considered to have more annual sales than the Model 3, given the popular class it’s in (small SUV/crossover), so there’s still a ton of excitement and buzz.
There’s no better place to get into the insanely nitty gritty details of a new or coming model than a forum for that vehicle, so we decided to jump the gun and launch a Tesla Model Y forum — TeslaModelY.club!
If you’re interested in speculating about the Y, asking questions about the Y, or just lurking and reading as others do so, go ahead and jump over to Tesla Model Y Club and either create an account or poke around without one.
- At a 10% premium over the base Model 3, the base Model Y should be $38,500. But Tesla of course won’t start with the base trim. What are your thoughts on the starting trims and prices, and when they’ll be available?
- I’m banking on Tesla following what it has done with Model 3, including the same battery packs. I agree that they’ll start with the premium options: premium interior, long range battery. I’d expect the lower volume, higher margin performance build to follow.
* Standard Range, Mid Range, Long Range
* Same Exterior options, new rims, maybe new colors
* Standard and Premium interior
* Full Autopilot hardware, etc.
- Will the Model Y ever get falcon-wing doors? As an option maybe? I assume not … forcing me to continue my Model X dreaming.
- Will the Model Y have 6 or 7 seats? Or will it be a 5 seater like the Model 3? Since it is 10% bigger than a Model 3, it could have 7 seats, but the back ones would be small. It would make a huge difference to families because I found my kids fought less when they had their own row. Also, I needed a lot of seats for my school and sports carpool. But my expectation is to be disappointed with 5 seats.
- It’s been stated the Model Y will have ~76% of parts in common with the Model 3. How much of the Tesla Model Y interior will be like the Model 3?
The big Model Y show is nearly one week away. We should have a lot of fun answers soon, questions will continue to build up beforehand, and there will surely be new questions following the March 14 extravaganza. Join the fun if you want to know everything there is to know about the Model Y or if you want to engage in endless hours of speculation, debate, heated arguments, and joking.
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