The Model Y is an all-electric compact SUV. It's the automaker's fifth vehicle since it founded in 2003, looking to bring EVs down to a more affordable price, starting from $39,000. It's expected on the road in 2020.
How to watch the Tesla Model Y event
If you're like us and your invite got lost in the mail, don't worry. Tesla live-streams all its events. Although the livestream page is now gone, you can still see the action over the on the Tesla newsroom.
Model Y— Tesla (@Tesla) March 14, 2019
Thurs 8pm PDThttps://t.co/9GmXGxH0HX
Introducing the Tesla Model Y
It was no secret that Elon Musk had long planned the Model Y, with many pointing out that the range now covers the letters S3XY. Tesla sure likes a joke.
The Model Y slips into the competitive compact SUV segment, between the Model 3 and the Model X. It will be priced from $39,000 and should be hitting the roads in 2020.
The Model Y has a fastback design like Tesla's other models, here with conventional rear doors, unlike the Model X. It will seat seven and has a glass roof to flood the cabin with light.
The standard model will have a range of 230 miles, while the extended range version comes in at 300 miles. It will be compatible with Tesla's third-gen Superchargers, for speedy recharging.
Tesla says it will do 0-60 in 3.5 seconds on the Performance model, but the standard model still offers a spritely 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds.
As you'd expect, it's loaded with technology, using your phone to unlock it, a big 15-inch central display and lots of safety features like emergency braking and collision warning. It will also offer some self-driving functions.
Tesla Model Y is now available for pre-order.