The general public will get its first glimpse of Tesla’s new Mannequin Y crossover SUV subsequent week, chief govt Elon Musk introduced. In contrast with the Mannequin three, Tesla’s mass-market automobile, the Mannequin Y will likely be about 10 % costlier, 10 % greater, and can have “barely much less vary” on a single battery cost, Musk stated Sunday on Twitter. A Tesla ordering page says the Mannequin three can journey 220 miles on a single cost.
Tesla will share detailed specs of the SUV and its pricing March 14 throughout an occasion on the firm’s design studio in Los Angeles. The Mannequin Y is Tesla’s fifth automobile, and its second SUV after the Mannequin X. Potential clients and automobile reviewers might be given the chance to take the Mannequin Y out for a spin throughout the occasion, Musk mentioned.
The announcement comes simply days after the corporate stated it will shut a number of U.S. tales and shift car gross sales online to assist maintain costs down. The Mannequin three, America’s greatest-promoting electrical automobile, was first launched with a $35,000 price ticket in 2016 however has been bought since then solely at greater costs because of what Musk has known as a “hellish” sequence of economic struggles and manufacturing delays.