Tesla has used its annual shareholder meeting to release a new teaser image of the upcoming Model Y crossover.
Set to share many of its parts with the Model 3 sedan, the Model Y will essentially be a smaller version of the Model X and aim to become the most affordable, all-electric crossover on the market.
This latest teaser image, as with one published last year, shows that the Model Y will adopt a familiar Tesla look and make do without conventional wing mirrors. Additionally, we can see that the crossover will have a more upright and pronounced front fascia than current Tesla models. A very short front overhang is also visible alongside large wheels.
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During the shareholders meeting, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk committed to a March 2019 reveal date for the Model Y. The automaker won’t build the Y at its current Fremont factory and instead construct it elsewhere, potentially alongside the Tesla Semi and new Tesla Roadster. Tesla says it intends on kicking off Model Y production in early 2020.
Additionally, we know that the Model Y will use the same platform as the Model 3 and could feature falcon wing rear doors like the Model X.
Interestingly, Musk made a comment that the new crossover may actually lack a steering wheel but we think he was probably just making a joke.
“Model Y, for example, will not have any leather in it, including in the steering wheel — even if it does have a steering wheel,” he said.