Tesla’s Model Y is the group’s first compact crossover and could hit the market for an affordable £36,000 to become the cheapest model in the luxury brand’s range. The vehicle promises a range of up to 300 miles with Tesla saying the vehicle will hit 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds.
All news Tesla models come with a range of advanced technological features to boost safety and the Model Y is no different.
Emergency braking technology will feature alongside collision warning systems and blind-spot monitoring.
The new Model Y will have a self-driving capability which will eventually allow driverless travel on city streets in a major technological breakthrough.
Tesla’s connected cars policy will introduce new features and performance upgrades to a vehicle remotely in another technological advancement new model Y owners could enjoy.
The Model Y will compete directly with affordable SUV models such as the Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona.
In comparison, the Kia e-Niro can achieve a range of up to 282 miles on a single charge for the price tag of just under £35,000.
Hyundai’s Kona is the cheapest of the three options with a £32,995 price tag but has the lowest range with just 245 miles on a single charge.
The Kona’s acceleration rate stands at 7.6 seconds and has a top speed of 104mph in two figures which shadow Tesla’s Model Y stats.
The vehicle will likely be pitched as an affordable luxury SUV model in contrast to their Model X and Model 3 designs.
Tesla has achieved success in the UK after August’s SMMT data revealing the firms Tesla 3 model saw the highest sales of any vehicle across the country in the month.
Electric car sales have soared over the past year as data shows a 135.6 percent rise in registrations of duly-electric models so far this year.
Published at Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:51:00 +0000