Tesla comes out with seven-seater mid-size SUV Model Y
18 March 2019
Tesla, Inc has introduced Model Y, a mid-size SUV with 66 cubic feet of cargo space, an all-glass panoramic roof and room for seven passengers.
Tesla also announced a hike in prices for all its cars, except for the $35,000 Model 3, beginning Monday.
Tesla gives customers the option to test drive the car or return it for a full refund within 7 days or 1,000 miles, whichever comes first, if not satisfied with its performance.
The Model Y has an estimated range of 300 miles (480 km) and a top speed of 130 miles (210 km) per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles (0-100 km) in 5.5 seconds.
All cars have premium interior and sound performance guarantees.
While the rear-wheel drive model is priced at $42,700 and the duel-motor all-wheel drive model is priced at $46,700 while the performance variant comes at $55,700.
Standard range production is expected to begin early 2021.
The Model Y is fitted with 18’’ aero wheels and standard option is all black with a full glass top.
Select customised interior layout is currently available for the five-seat interior while the seven seat interior will cost $3,000 more, Tesla stated. The seven seat customised interior will be available in 2021
The Model Y offers autopilot advanced safety and convenience features designed to assist the driver with the most burdensome parts of driving. All new Tesla cars come standard with driver assistance features such as emergency braking, collision warning and blind-spot monitoring.
Tesla also plans an autopilot that would enable the car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically for other vehicles and pedestrians within its lane.
Navigation on autopilot would enable automatic driving from highway on-ramp to off-ramp including interchanges and overtaking slower cars.
There is also an autopark feature planned for both parallel and perpendicular spaces. With the summon feature your parked car will come find you anywhere in a parking lot. Recognise and respond to traffic lights and stop signs, says Tesla.
Tesla said the currently enabled features, however, require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous. The activation and use of these features are dependent on achieving reliability far in excess of human drivers as demonstrated by billions of miles of experience, as well as regulatory approval, which may take longer in some jurisdictions. As these self-driving features evolve, your car will be continuously upgraded through over-the-air software updates, Tesla added.