2020 Tesla Model Y Review

2020 Tesla Model Y Review

The 2020 Tesla Model Y is the second Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) from this marque. This electric vehicle company is known for their innovative cars. The Model Y will be no different. Tesla founder Elon Musk indicates that this model will permanently change the processes involved in automobile manufacturing after its release. To achieve this, the new SUV will have features that exemplify the future of off-road performance. With a crossover body style, the new model is a part of the company’s main Master Plan. By releasing this new car, the company will expand its line-up. Furthermore, the Model Y will effectively double the SUV lineup in the company. Read on to learn more about this new SUV.

2020 Tesla Model Y Exterior design

The new Model Y will have an exterior design that is similar to the Model X. However, it will be a smaller and more compact SUV than its source of inspiration. According to the designers at Tesla, the 2020 Tesla Model Y will adopt a Russian doll approach to exterior design. As such, many of its features will be borrowed directly and then adapted for a bigger body style. Read about New Buick Cascada

The new crossover SUV will have some unique characteristics. For example, it will have a grille-free front fascia. This will give it a sporty, futuristic design. In addition to that, the new SUV will not have any side mirrors. Instead, it will have a pair of High Definition (HD) cameras discreetly hidden upon its exterior body. This is a nice touch by the Tesla automobile designers.

An iconic feature of the new Tesla Model Y is that its doors open up in a Falcon-Style. By doing so, they allow for entry and exit in tight spaces. Moreover, they give access to the second and third row of the car’s seats. The new SUV’s body style sweeps from the front to the back in an aerodynamic way. Furthermore, the SUV will be available only with a short wheelbase. In doing so, it will be compact in nature.

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Interior design

Similar to all other models in the Tesla lineup, the 2020 Tesla Model Y will have a minimalist, simple and luxurious interior. Quite notably, every surface is upholstered in premium, Nappa leather. Upon entry, you are greeted by a multi-functional steering wheel. It has a three-spoke design. In addition to that, there are touch-sensitive buttons on it that assist the driver to manipulate various features of the car without taking his hands off the wheel.

The gauges are all digitally presented on a High Definition (HD) screen. Furthermore, the center stack is dominated by a large touch sensitive screen. This facility provides the occupants of the car with some multimedia, navigation and the chance to make in-car comfort settings.

The new Model Y has 3 rows of seats. Each is sculpted to be ergonomic and body-hugging. The seat positions can be adjusted using a motorized mechanism. In addition to that, they have comfort features such as massage functions,ventilation and heating. The seats are available in various colors such as black, beige, gray, cream and brown.

There is ample legroom for all occupants. In addition to that, they all have access to the cleanest automobile air-conditioning system in the world. According to Tesla, occupants can press a biohazard button on the center console. It activates an advanced air-filtration system which provides the car with medical-grade air. As such, a combination of luxury and safety abounds within the Tesla Model Y.

2020 Tesla Model Y
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Engine specs

The 2020 Tesla Model Y also borrows its drivetrain from the Model X. Therefore, it is available with a choice of two engines, the 90D and the P90D. The 90D is capable of launching this SUV from 0 to 60mph in 3.7 seconds. It also has a range of 257 miles on a full charge.

On the other hand, the P90D engine earns the distinction of powering the fastest SUV in the world. This is because it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.2 seconds. Furthermore, it has a range of 250 miles and a top speed of more than 130 mph.

Its power will be delivered to the wheels through an automatic transmission system. Safety is maximized in this model’s operations. As such, it has actually been awarded 5 stars in every safety test. As a matter of fact, the Model Y has only 6.5% chance of injury in case of a high speed collision.

Release date, price and availability

The 2020 Tesla Model Y is being assembled on an entirely unique production line. Therefore, it will be available in 2020. It will also cost $132,000 for the base model and $142,000 for the premium trim.

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