This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but Tesla has confirmed that the last vehicle of its ‘Model’ lineup, the Tesla Model Y compact crossover, will be the company’s next biggest priority after settling the Model 3.
And by the time it is put into the pipeline, the whole process would be much easier given that the Model Y would be built upon the same third-gen platform as the Model 3, besides the fact that the Gigafactory would be up and running as well.
Judging by the way the compact sedan looks, we think there wouldn’t be too much work needed for its design as well. Adding more heft to the rear-end of the Model 3 would probably do the trick.
This ease in preparing the Model Y could also be the reason why Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes that the vehicle would be able to command up to 1 million units of demand per year. Crossovers are in vogue, and should continue to grow more popular in the foreseeable future, so that estimate is within reason.
In order for the automaker to fulfill that kind of expectation, there is a good chance that the previously hinted plan to fit it with the Falcon Wing doors from the larger Model X crossover would be abandoned. Do you think Tesla would leave out that ‘feature’ for its next crossover?