2019 Tesla Model Y: Rumors, Design, Release date

The Tesla manufacturer is working on the all-new all-electric SUV which will represent the smaller and less expensive version of the Tesla Model X. It is the newest 2019 Tesla Model Y which should be presented sometime during next year. As first, it was said that the Model Y would be underpinned with the same platform used in the Model 3, but now, it seems that it will receive the entirely new architecture.

2019 Tesla Model Y

2019 Tesla Model Y powertrain

The brand-new 2019 Tesla Model Y will arrive as an all-electric vehicle as expected. Although it is not yet confirmed, the Model Y will most likely be powered by the same or similar powertrain as the Model S and Model X. So, the current lineup comes with several battery packs including a 75 kWh, 90 kWh, and 100 kWh battery pack, and it is possible that the Model Y will also be available with the same batteries. As for the range, the Model Y is expected to feature the similar numbers as the Model 3 which comes with a range of 215 miles. Furthermore, the rear-wheel drive system will most likely be standard while the all-wheel drive should be offered as optional. As well, we expect that it will be able to hit 60 mph in around 6 seconds. Its top speed will be limited to around 130 mph.

Design of exterior and interior

First of all, according to the latest news, the all-new 2019 Tesla Model Y will ride on the entirely new platform instead of the Model 3, 12-volt battery architecture which was the first plan. Of course, this means that it will no longer use a lead-acid battery.

2019 Tesla Model Y wheel

When it comes to the exterior design of the 2019 Tesla Model Y, there is still no official information except the teaser photo which has been recently revealed.  And based on this photo, we can see that the new Tesla will get the familiar SUV shape and will sit tall. Design-wise, it will feature some similar styling cues as the Model X. So, the front end will wear smooth and clean design of the hood with a few muscular lines on the wheel arches. However, the Model Y should be a bit wider or at least it could seem wider.

Inside the cabin, we must admit that for now each information must be taken relatively. However, it is very likely that the Model Y could also receive some similar interior design as the Model X. But, since the Model Y should be less expensive, its cabin will probably be simpler and might lack in some features. So, in the terms of design, the Model Y should look like the cabin of the Model 3 with the same design of the dashboard and tablet-like screen. Furthermore, we expect the same two-tone design and similar seating configuration. As well, features like Autopilot, Wi-Fi hotspot, and power windows and locks will come as standard for sure.

2019 Tesla Model Y front

Release date and price

The new 2019 Tesla Model Y should be presented sometime in the first half of 2019. Its price should be close to the price of the Model 3 which starts at around $35,000.

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