Tesla has been in the hype for producing fast, efficient, sustainable and of course eco-friendly electric vehicles. The Model Y is one of the many successful cars Tesla has built under the leadership of its genius CEO, Elon Musk.
So, how much will the 2022 Model Y cost? How fast is this? And what are the upgrades from older versions? Stay tuned to know everything about this animal.
The Model Y is an upcoming compact electric SUV that can seat seven people and has a range of over 300 miles, which puts it ahead of rivals such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID. The Model Y offers a complete package with excellent.
Performance, crash testing, and infotainment that’s only held back by average build quality and a “complete self-driving” package that’s far from being ready and approved to be used in cars.
Last year, the Model Y added variants; This year, it does the opposite and ditches the normal range model, leaving only the long range and performance models. Compared to the Tesla Model 3 sedan, the Model Y has larger cargo and passenger volume, as well as additional vertical luggage space.
The interior maintains its ultra-minimalist design, in favor of a 15.0-inch touchscreen with traditional switches and buttons that control almost all the functions of the vehicle. Both the Long Range and Performance variants include dual-motor all-wheel drive, with a range of 326 miles for the Long Range and a slightly lower 303 miles for the Performance.
Standard safety technologies such as adaptive cruise control via autopilot, blind-spot monitor and active lane control are complemented by excellent crash-test ratings. A full self-driving suite is also available, although this is a misnomer as it does not actually allow self-driving.
Now, how fast is the Model Y? For an SUV, we can safely say that the Model Y is quite fast. The Long Range is the “slower” model, reaching 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, while it only took 3.5 seconds to perform. These figures exceed those of many other electric crossovers.
There are several regenerative braking options, the most severe allowing you to drive with only one pedal. The Model Y settles into “chill” mode; With the brakes, the Regen turned all the way down, it’s very easy to drive smoothly. Like the Model 3, ride quality is stiff.
Bumps will be felt on the road, especially in the performance variant. The Model Y has a lower center of gravity than other crossovers, which gives it better cornering ability and less body roll over bumps. With an optional tow package, towing capacity is increased to 3,500 lb.
While the Model Y retains its compact dimensions, its effective use of space allows it to accommodate seven people, but only five adults, and offers ample cargo space, as well as a trunk for additional storage. Passengers will love the traditional glass roof, which gives an airy, open feel to the cabin.
The look of the Model Y also offers extra headroom all around. The front seats have enough bolting to provide support without pinching, and the rear seats are spacious enough for adults. The same cannot be said for the optional third row in the Model Ys with seven seats; Those two seats are tiny.
So, how much does the Model Y cost? The base pricing has increased substantially as a result of the removal of the standard range model. Long-range variants start at $62,190, while performance models start at $65,190. Although no date has yet been set, a more affordable standard range version with a lithium-ion phosphate battery pack may become available later in the model year.
The Model Y is now being produced at Elon’s largest Gigafactory in Austin Texas. Texas is also the state where Musk built the base for his space company, SpaceX, and is the place where Elon currently resides.
It makes a lot of sense to produce a car here as it can centralize all the functions in one state. The Model Y’s profile looks as if someone pulled the chassis straight up from the Model 3 without adjusting the other dimensions, giving it an odd look behind the hood.
The simple interior of the Model Y is a carbon copy of the Model 3. It is important to note that the SUV designation of the Model Y does not imply increased ground clearance. The SUV has been designed for the pavement with a ground clearance of only 6.6 inches. The chassis on the Model Y is also taller by 5.9 inches.