The world of electric cars will get another player from Tesla. This time, it is about a compact crossover, which will come as the 2021 Tesla Model Y. The new model is almost ready for production and we expect it will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. It will be a capable vehicle, with typical Tesla qualities, which are mostly about impressive performances and range. In terms of the styling, you may count on a familiar look, which is closely related with the Model 3, both from outside and from the inside. Also, the 2021 Tesla Model Y interior space should be pretty respectable, as the third row of seats will be offered as an option.
At this point, we know there will be four versions in the offer when it comes to performances and range. Three of them will arrive already this fall, while the last one will hit the market next spring. Details about the 2021 Tesla Model Y price have been announced as well.
2021 Tesla Model Y Versions
As we’ve just mentioned, there will be four versions of the new crossover. Of course, 2021 Tesla Model Y battery capacity will depend on the model you pick, just like the performances.
The base model will come next spring and it will feature an RWD layout, with a max range of 230 miles. Count on 0-60 time in about 5.9 seconds, while the top speed should go up to120 mph.
The Long Range RWD will come already this fall and it will be slightly faster. It will need around 5.6 seconds to hit 60, while the max range is expected to go around 300 miles.
On the other side, the Long Range AWD will feature a slightly shorter range, around 280 miles. Still, it will be much faster, as 0-60 time should go around 4.8 seconds, while the top speed should go around 135 miles per hour.
Finally, there is Performance model, which will need just 3.5 seconds to hit 60, while a max range should also go around 280 miles. Top speed will go around 150 miles per hour.
2021 Tesla Model Y Exterior Design
When it comes to the exterior design, it’s not hard to notice that the new 2021 Tesla Model Y has a lot of similarities with the Model 3. The front end is almost identical, while the overall shape is pretty similar as well. Of course, the main difference is in the ground clearance, which is the thing that makes the new model a crossover. It sits 1.1 inches higher to the ground, while the overall height goes all-away up to 64 inches. The 2021 Tesla Model Y dimensions enlargements are also notable in terms of lengths.
The wheelbase has been stretched for about 0.6 inches, while the new model adds 2.2 inches in the overall length. All these provide a little bit bulkier stance compared to the Model 3. However, the new crossover is still a lot smaller than the Model X. At this moment, it is unknown whether the company is about to offer adjustable air suspension or not.
The 2021 Tesla Model Y interior comes in the company’s typical manner. The overall quality is good, but keep in mind that many drivers have complained about final touches and overall craftsmanship, no matter the model. The dashboard comes in a simple, but futuristic layout. A large touchscreen dominates the center stack and where there are almost no physical controls.
Compared to Model 3, one of the most notable differences can be seen in terms of the 2021 Tesla Model Y interior space. With almost 114 inches in wheelbase, we definitely count on a generous amount of legroom, not to mention much more headroom thanks to the crossover layout. The compact sedan if pretty generous in the first row, as it offers 42.7 inches of legroom. Things aren’t that great in the second row (35.2 inches), so this is where we should see improvements. Also, you may count on an optional third row, which would cost you an additional 3.000 dollars.
Release Date and Price
When it comes to 2021 Tesla Model Y availability, some of the models will come this fall, while others are expected to hit the market next year.
Long Range RWD will come this fall with the base price around 48.000 dollars.
Long Range AWD will also come this fall, and base price should go around 52.000 dollars.
The most capable Performance version is also coming this fall, with the base price around 61.000 dollars.
On the other side, the most basic Standard Range RWD is expected to arrive in spring 2021, with the starting price of 39.000 dollars.