Tesla Releases New Teaser Of Upcoming Model Y

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.

Tesla better prepare for hundreds of thousands of orders.

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.

  • Bob

    Haha. This is such a crock of sh*t. The share price is tanking so Elon dangles these trinkets in people’s faces to create some hype. If we see this car by 2022, I’d be surprised.

    • Tanking? It’s nearly at $320 after gaining 9% as I’m writing. Sour much?

      • Bob

        It was at 290 when I wrote this. Look at its one year. It’s been close to 400. I paid 99 so not sour at all.

        • So? It was $150 in 2016. It’s the stock market, prices are going up and down.

          • Bob

            That’s a very insightful comment.

  • pjl35

    That’s not even an actual vehicle yet. It’s clearly just a generic form with no actual detailing or finalized design…what a joke.

    • Stephen G

      LOL, imagine a car company releasing teasers and announcing future product…like who the f**k does that? Am I right or am I right? LOL

      • pjl35

        I’m saying the clay mold or whatever it is that they’re teasing isn’t a finished product. Teasers are only useful when you’re teasing the vehicle you’re going to be building…this ain’t it.

        • Stephen G

          What makes you so sure? Has Tesla ever teased and not delivered?

          • pjl35

            lol, does that picture look like a car that has headlights? doors? and Tesla always teases, then delays. the Y should’ve been revealed by now based on what they previously said about it. done debating with you when you’re asking silly/rhetorical questions that are disproven by fact.

          • Stephen G

            What fact? I know in 2013 he said they would build a Model Y and now is announcing production starting 2020. Just because the teaser Musk chooses to reveal is a shadowy rendition doesn’t mean there isn’t a running prototype. So I don’t know what your motivation is for writing what you write. All you provided is general statements not supported by reference and some attitude. And I’m calling you out.

  • Nordschleife

    I don’t care how far technology has come this is not going to have falcon doors. He can’t even get the supposedly simple Model 3 out with efficiency so why would he add the most complicated feature to what is supposed to be a cheaper alternative to the X. Stop it.

  • Shtekeris

    Yeeah, with Jaguar I-PACE out and many other cool electric vehicles coming, Tesla doesn’t seem as exciting anymore. Whatever this looks like, it will be something between 3 and X, and interior will just be one huge screen. What’s there to tease.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Tesla is boring and no sales proves the general public agree.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Awesome! More models to pick from and the wait will only be a couple of years, if you’re lucky!

  • iea96

    That looks like a terrible attempt at making a car with Play-Doh in 10 minutes.

    They have to figure out their production issues first, then start producing the promised Semis and Roadsters (In 4 years maybe?). Also keep in mind that Model S and X are aging and due for a refresh.

    • Rich Money

      the model X came out … 2.5 years ago. Aging? C’mon man.

      • iea96

        It was revealed on 2012 and supposed to came out on 2013. That’s the problem with Tesla. When you keep introducing cars but can’t actually produce them, they start to look old even before hitting the road.

        • Stephen G

          It was made clear that the gull wing doors and rear seat were the engineering hold ups. Manufacturing delays occur throughout the auto industry. If you’ve seen a Model X on the road..it does not look old.

        • Rich Money

          Either way it is neither aging nor due for a refresh.

  • Moveon Libtards
  • Rich Money

    bizarre proportions. a cab-forward crossover? sounds like a mini minivan.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Multiple production delays is in this crossover’s future. I guarantee you they’ll try to hype it as being affordable just like the Model 3.

  • ErnieB

    Anyone hear the rumor.. Elon developing a line of self driving motor cycles.. 3 models: D, I, 3..

  • Enter Ranting

    Why doesn’t Tesla just hire some professional designers? The competition from established car companies is heating up.

  • EM1

    I’m guessing this is the rear quarter of the car? With the lessons they learned from Model 3 production issues, they will know how to effectively build the Y. The only issue I really see is that there won’t be any price cut incentives once this model is out.

  • D3X

    Model Why?

    Needs more JPG compression.

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