Tesla unveiled a new all-electric SUV, officially called the “Model Y,” on Thursday night, that seats seven, sports a a panoramic glass roof and boasts a 15″ touchscreen interface for accessing all of the vehicle’s controls. “It has the functionality of an SUV, but it will ride like a sports car. This thing will be really tight on corners and we expect it will be the safest midsize SUV in the world by far,” said CEO Elon Musk told the crowd. Read more for a test ride video and additional information.
The all-electric, mid-size SUV will be priced from $39,000 for the 230-mile standard range version, while the long-range model will start at $47,000, and has a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge. A dual-motor, all-wheel drive version of the Model Y starts at $51,000 and a top of the line performance version of the car, which boasts acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of up to 150 mph, starts at $60,000. The automaker expects to deliver the performance, long range, rear-wheel drive and dual-motor, all-wheel drive versions of the Model Y in the fall of 2020. The standard range model is expected to launch in the spring of 2021.