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Title: Tesla Model Y
Post by: TeslaGuy on April 21, 2016, 02:44:10 PM
I've heard that Tesla is working on another model being called the Model Y and that it's a smaller SUV or crossover vehicle built on the Tesla Model 3 platform.   Is there anymore info out there about this?  Any ideas on price or when they will announce it?
Title: Re: Tesla Model Y
Post by: Olivia on April 27, 2016, 05:44:52 AM
Yeah, and it was a picture on the internet but it's now taken down. But what do you think, is it possible that model Y will be made as a pickup truck because it was a rumor and I found the information in here http://goo.gl/DAsvpp but don't know whether it's true or not.  :o
Title: Re: Tesla Model Y
Post by: Babyfacemagee on April 28, 2016, 05:40:24 PM
That's an interesting photoshop they did of a Tesla pickup.  Personally, I don't think the Y is a pickup.  I think it's more a crossover/wagon type of vehicle...a smaller version of the X built on the 3 platform.  That isn't to say we won't see some kind of Tesla pickup at some point.  There's a big market for the F150 type trucks, especially in the midwest and south.  But I don't think they'll do a truck until they have all the cars introduced.  Elon is on record saying they'll also have a vehicle even less expensive than the Model 3 eventually.  I think the 3 will be their mid-range and we'll eventually see an even cheaper $20k priced Honda Civic competitor. But that'll be a few years.  Their production capacity is tapped out with 400,000 Model 3 orders waiting to be manufactured.
Title: Re: Tesla Model Y
Post by: kokoska on May 03, 2016, 01:26:46 PM
I've heard that Tesla is working on another model being called the Model Y and that it's a smaller SUV or crossover vehicle built on the Tesla Model 3 platform.   Is there anymore info out there about this?  Any ideas on price or when they will announce it?

I think it's just rumor, but maybe not :)

http://carsoid.com/tesla-model-y/ (http://carsoid.com/tesla-model-y/)

(http://carsoid.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Tesla-Model-Y8.jpg)

In October, Musk tweeted that the Model 3 would go into production in 2017. But he also posted a tweet confirming that the company was planning to roll out another vehicle called the Model Y, meaning Tesla's lineup would eventually spell-out "S3XY". Musk later deleted that tweet, which effectively drummed up publicity, even though JB Straubel, Tesla's CTO, also teased in June 2014 that a crossover vehicle was coming.
There is not much known about the Model Y. It could have Falcon Wing doors, like the Model X. When Musk tweeted about the Model Y in October, for instance, he said that either the Model 3 or the Model Y would have Falcon doors.
Title: Re: Tesla Model Y
Post by: Babyfacemagee on May 03, 2016, 04:12:53 PM
Agreed.   I've seen that pic before. Could very well by the Y with one of the doors open.  It seems they've been having some issues with the X's falcon wing doors.  Hopefully they'll have it all mastered by the time the Y rolls around.
Title: Re: Tesla Model Y
Post by: KyleWi on January 11, 2018, 10:05:31 AM
Does anyone think we'll see the Model Y before 2020? Until recently, I thought the release date was pretty close, but I losing my faith.