Tesla unveils Model Y

Tesla has unveiled its Model Y, a new compact SUV that will be released in 2020.

The Model Y can accelerate from 0-96km/h in 3.5 seconds, and has a range of 480km.

There will initially be three versions of the Model Y available:

  • Long-range version – $47,000
  • All-wheel-drive dual-motor version – $51,000
  • Performance version – $60,000

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the company will also launch a cheaper version with a range of 370km for $39,000.

Musk said the Model Y will be “the safest midsize SUV by far” and believes that it will receive 5-star crash ratings thanks to its rigid body, low centre of gravity, and substantial crumple zones.

It will also feature a 15-inch touchscreen display, as well as over-the-air software update capabilities to introduce new features as they are developed.

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