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Author Topic: Tesla Model Y - it's depressingly big  (Read 1416 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2020, 11:18:40 AM »

The MG has quite a large number of "quirks" according to Robert Llewellyn in his review!
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2020, 02:43:15 PM »

That China small Tesla was a sketch by a Tesla "fan", not an actual Tesla-penned design.


That they then included in an official recruitment advert?

Although, upon reading, i see Musk intends it to be China designed and made "for worldwide consumption", which raises my hopes

Yep, nothing official, but it did cause a stir. Perhaps 'they' will test something like that out in China for a European/US version later? It did start rumours that it could be a starting point for the Model 2, or Model $25k (different nicknames over the years for a small(er) Tesla).

I do hope they make a smaller car. With all the lessons learned, I'm guessing a new factory could build TM3's for $35k sale, so a bit smaller, a smaller batt for a smaller car, then smaller again for a little less range, then reduced costs due to falling production costs (mainly batts) as the years go on, and hey presto a $25k 200 mile range Tesla, probably about Focus sized.

Well, one can dream.
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2020, 03:00:51 PM »

The next MG EV to be launched will be an estate - they're taking deposits on it now, will be out this summer -  it's the MG5 and is apparently based on the "Roewe i5", which is based on a shared platform developed by GM which is underneath the current Opel Astra and Chevrolet Volt amongst others...
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2020, 04:44:56 PM »



I do hope they make a smaller car. With all the lessons learned, I'm guessing a new factory could build TM3's for $35k sale, so a bit smaller, a smaller batt for a smaller car, then smaller again for a little less range, then reduced costs due to falling production costs (mainly batts) as the years go on, and hey presto a $25k 200 mile range Tesla, probably about Focus sized.

Well, one can dream.

With their technology and infrastructure they would absolutely mop up the market with a car like that in Europe
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2020, 12:56:51 PM »

Comparative dimensions in old money between 3 and Y, and I've chucked in the X as well for reference. I think it's the extra height that you'll certainly notice, but the Y is getting pretty close to the size of the X in all dimensions.

Model 3
Length: 184.8
Wheelbase: 113.2
Width: 72.8"
Height: 56.8
Ground clearance: 5.5"

Model Y
Length: 187.0 +2.2
Wheelbase: 113.8 +0.6
Width 75.6" +2.7"
Height: 63.9 +7.1
Ground clearance 6.6"

Model X
Length   198.3 in
Wheelbase   116.7 in
Width   78.7 in
Height   66.3 in


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