The mid-sized SUV is designed for versatility and is spacious enough to carry seven adults.
Tesla recently unveiled its latest vehicle, the Model Y crossover SUV, at its design studio in Hawthorne, California. The Model Y is the electric automaker’s second SUV, after the Model X. The vehicle will have a range of 482 km per charge, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said.
The Model Y reportedly offers long range, superior performance and advanced technology. The powertrain and responsive motors provide zero to 96 kmph acceleration in as little as 3.5 seconds and a top speed of up to 241 kmph, with the ability to handle all road conditions. Model Y standard battery has 370 km of range, while Model Y Long Range will be able to travel up to 482 km on a single charge.
Inside, Model Y’s panoramic glass roof and high seating creates a feeling of spaciousness and offers an expansive view from every seat in the vehicle.
Like Model 3, Model Y requires no keys and instead connects to your smartphone for seamless entry and exit, with a single 15-inch touchscreen interface for all of the car’s controls. The vehicle also connects with the Tesla Mobile app for easy-toaccess features like remote unlock, Summon, remote pre-conditioning, location tracking, speed limit mode, and more.
The company says that Model Y is designed to be the safest mid-size SUV. Built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, the low centre of gravity, rigid body structure and large crumple zones provide impressive protection. The unveiling comes at a time when the company is facing financial pressure and, according to some analysts, a demand problem.