Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has seemingly confirmed via his favorite press release media channel – Twitter – the arrival of the Model y compact electric crossover, albeit “in a few years” from now.
The company’s smallest crossover – or compact SUV – has been rumored ever since the first instance of the Model 3 was presented, and it’s a logical assumption based on the Model S and X lines that both would use the same underpinnings. And with crossovers being the rage in the United States and virtually all over the world, we could expect the Model Y to surpass even the warm welcome (as in hundreds of thousands of units reserved) the Model 3 has gained from consumers so far.
With the Model 3 design almost certainly definitive, we can expect the Model Y to share the same styling, only with the modifications needed for the taller line. As for the vague “few years” statement, Tesla usually spaced at around 3 years the models – though with the huge order bill for the Model 3 it’s anyone guess if the company will keep the same schedule. “I mean, also to be clear like the priority vehicle development after the Model 3 would be the Model Y, I guess, the compact SUV, because that’s also a car that where we expect to see demand in the 500,000 to 1,000,000 unit per year level,” said Musk during the Q2 2016 earnings call about the next arrival, so the expectations here run equally high.