Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that the company plans to unveil its highly-anticipated Model Y SUV on March 14th. The vehicle has been in the rumor mill for a number of years, during which we’ve only gotten a small glimpse at what it’ll look like. Now, we’re less than two weeks away from seeing the car officially.
According to Musk, the new Tesla Model Y will be about 10 percent bigger than the Model 3 which recently went up for sale starting at $35,000. As a result, the Y will cost around 10 percent more (think $38,000-$40,000). Musk also says the battery inside the Y will offer less range than the 3, but there’s a good chance a longer-range trim will be offered.
In addition, exact pricing and specs will be unveiled at the event on the 14th at LA Design Studio. Test rides for attendees inside the Model Y will be offered.
Previous information we’ve learned about the Model Y includes the fact it’ll share around 75 percent of its parts with the Model 3. It also won’t include Falcon Wing doors like on the more expensive Model X. It’ll enter mass production in 2020 and be built at Tesla’s Gigafactory right outside of Reno, Nevada.
As soon as Elon takes the stage to unveil the Model Y next week, we’ll be sure to bring you all the details as they unfold.