Tesla Model Y Could Spark All-Electric Crossover Revolution

After adding the Model X and announcing a late 2017 launch for the Model 3, Tesla’s fourth model will enter a new, yet uncrowded, segment.

It stands to reason that Audi‘s E-Tron Quattro concept previews something larger than the eventual Model Y, and so will possibly Mercedesall-electric ELC crossover, with Jaguar also looking to develop something similar.

The Model Y, which has already been confirmed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a tweet last year, would be based on the Model 3, but priced above it, mirroring the Model X’s relationship to the Model S.

If that’s the case, then its specs could also be similar, with a rear-wheel drive base spec version (AWD for the rest), Ludicrous mode and Autopilot self-driving technology as standard.

This render by RM Design is pretty much a Model 3 turned into a crossover. We’d prefer the actual car to have a more distinct personality, even if it lacks the Model X’s falcon wings rear doors; what say you?


  • fabri99

    Its name perfectly sums up how I would feel about this car.

    • Aporto

      nice :-p

  • Kash

    So long as they ditch the Falcon doors and give it more Levante style roof at the back then it might just be a CUV/crossover/not-minivan

    • Six_Tymes

      good points

      • Kash

        thank you

  • Toni

    Take my money, can I order this already

  • superman

    its a macan, its a GLE, its a x6 no its another tesla

  • europeon

    S, 3, X, Y?


    • Tumbi Mtika

      Justin Timberlake is head of marketing.

    • Methix ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Imagine Tesla kept the E instead of 3 lmao

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Oh wow. A coupe SUV. YAY.


    • you realize it’s just a render and no one really know what it will be yet right? They even said it won’t be in a crowded market.. of which CUVs are extremely crowded right now.
      I’m getting it’s a new updated Roadster

      I wouldn’t mind a hatchack that’s $20K either. One can wish.

  • vinayababu

    Too many models too soon,a sign for trouble ahead?

    • TheBelltower

      No company has ever gone bankrupt from offering too many excellent products. Lots of companies have gone bankrupt from offering mediocre products.

      • vinayababu

        No question about the quality of products Elon brings out, but the anxiety is that he is moving so fast. Anyway for me Elon Musk is an idol.

    • JL T0x

      I think Tesla needs to have a “bread-and-butter” mainstream car that will have solid sales year-to-year. That kind of product plan would help to fund the luxury/niche model development for the future.

      Getting the average consumer to buy a Tesla helps their case for the govt to fund a greater network of supercharging stations throughout the country. Added charging stations helps to the desirability of EVs at the lower-end of the market.

  • JBsC6

    Ordered a model 3 and can’t wait to spec it out with AWD ludicrous mode and automous drive

  • J Hod

    at least its name would well reflect its questionable concept

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