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Author Topic: Tesla Model Y unveiled - mid-sized "SUV"  (Read 307 times)
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« on: March 15, 2019, 12:06:53 PM »

https://electrek.co/2019/03/14/tesla-model-y-electric-suv-unveil/

Have to say considering that's meant to be an SUV it looks remarkably "compact" - or rather it looks more like a more traditional hatchback version of a saloon car than it does a Chelsea Tractor.

They're saying it'll be available in teh US from autumn 2020, so I guess we won't be seeing it in Europe until late 2021 at the earliest - but given that the SUV is the current king of the road in terms of popularity, I expect Tesla has a bit of a goldmine on their hands with this.
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 02:19:13 PM »

https://electrek.co/2019/03/14/tesla-model-y-electric-suv-unveil/

Have to say considering that's meant to be an SUV it looks remarkably "compact" - or rather it looks more like a more traditional hatchback version of a saloon car than it does a Chelsea Tractor.

They're saying it'll be available in teh US from autumn 2020, so I guess we won't be seeing it in Europe until late 2021 at the earliest - but given that the SUV is the current king of the road in terms of popularity, I expect Tesla has a bit of a goldmine on their hands with this.
Doesn't look like an SUV to me. Maybe it's all in the name.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 03:17:02 PM »


Doesn't look like an SUV to me. Maybe it's all in the name.

What term would you use for the model X?

Itís between the models 3 and X?  So how else would they differentiate?

Only need to look at Hyundai - the Ioniq and the Kona.  Main difference is in the height, as far as I can see.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 04:29:54 PM »

If you look at the angles of approach and departure, it hardly looks like it would climb a high kerb let alone anything more adventurous. Does it have adjustable height suspension or anything like that?


It looks much more like a "softroader" like the Audi Allroad.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 06:35:08 PM »

Electric 'Chelsea tractor' maybe? Maybe the Londoner's congestion/pollution-free Freelander. Looks like it spends all weekend in the country, but gets most of it's decorative mud from the school playing field.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 08:17:24 PM »

I think the american version of 'SUV' covers a wide pretty range or stuff
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