According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the Model Y would likely sit on the same platform used in the Model 3 sedan rather than an entirely new platform as planned. Alongside reducing considerable costs in R&D, thanks to the existing platform, the Model Y promises to build up Tesla’s reputation in SUV segment.
Teaser image of the Model Y
Now, let’s look at the darkened teaser image. It’s apparent that the Model Y is inspired by the Model X with a tall frame, sculpted bonnet along with an iconic grille and headlights. However, if you take a closer look at the SUV, you will find it has no door mirrors. This means the Model Y will probably be equipped with a camera-based setup for the first time.
In general, the Tesla Model truly plays an important roll in Tesla’s production project. Accordingly, if the SUV is revealed by 2020 as expected, it will complete the first step of Tesla’s EV puzzle which allows the S, 3, X, Y models to directly compete in the market.