A Tesla Model Y is Coming, But a Model S Redesign is Not
There’s been no shortage of Tesla Motors in the news lately. The anxiously-awaited Model X SUV has finally hit the market and fans still can’t get enough of “Ludicrous” mode acceleration. But the next big headline for Tesla isn’t spelled with “S” or “X”…instead it’s “Y.” In a tweet on October 2nd, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was asked whether the upcoming Tesla Model 3—a smaller, $35,000 Tesla sedan—would boast the fan-favorite Falcon Wing doors of the Model X. Musk’s response is unexpected to say the least. He tweeted back and in the process confirmed an upcoming Model Y, believed to be a smaller crossover. Musk noted that either it or the Model 3 will feature Falcon Wings. RELATED: See More Photos of the All-New 2016 Tesla Model X
A few minutes later, when asked on Twitter whether a lower-powered version of the Model X would be offered, such as a 70D, Musk tweeted that a Model X will arrive with “something like a 70,” though that model is likely still a year out from its market debut. Get excited bargain shoppers. According to Tech Insider, both tweets were deleted after.
As of now, Tesla offers the Model X with a 90kWh battery pack in 90D and performance P90D configurations, which equate to around 250 miles of range. Looking to reserve yours? Tesla estimates customers who place Model X reservations now will receive their cars in the second half of 2016.
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One Tesla you can buy right now is the company’s venerable Model S, which has been on the market since 2012 and admittedly hasn’t undergone any facelifts or nip-tucks. And if you were waiting for a redesign, well…don't. According to Road & Track, a Tesla spokesperson confirmed that there are no Model S redesigns planned. Good thing it has aged remarkably well over the years.
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