Tesla has just unveiled its latest Tesla Model Y, a seven-seater SUV that forms the electric carmaker’s four model line up. Packed with the most advanced tech from Tesla, the Model Y is positioned as a lower alternative to the Model X SUV.

There are four variants of the Model Y available – Standard, Long Range, Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive and Performance All-Wheel Drive. The Standard and Long Range models feature a rear-mounted electric motor that provides 370 km and 483 km of driving range respectively while the Dual-Motor and Performance variants have 450 km of pure electric driving range.

Tesla’s current line up consist of the Model S,3,X,Y. Cheeky Elon Musk.

Opt for the Performance variant and it will take you from 0 to 96 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 3.5 seconds while the Dual-Motor drops the acceleration time to 4.8 seconds. The rear-wheel driven Model Ys are pretty sprightly too, with sprint times of 5.9 and 5.5 seconds for the Standard and Long Range variants, respectively.

The Model Y is also compatible with Tesla’s new V3 Supercharger network that can give 120 km worth of driving range in under 5 minutes.

The Model Y takes design inspiration from the Model 3, with a quirky exterior and minimalistic interior dominated by a single 15-inch touchscreen interface. Unlike the Model X with its fancy gullwing doors, the Model Y features conventional frameless doors.

Tesla is pricing the Model Y between US$39,000 (RM159k) to US$60,000 (RM244k) and customers will have to place a US$2,500 deposit to secure an allocation.


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