Tesla Model Y 2020.

Tesla Model Y 2020.

Tesla Model Y 2020.

Elon Musk showed the electric crossover Tesla Model Y, judging by the reaction of the community, he lived up to expectations.
The Tesla Model Y is a rear- or all-wheel-drive electric midsize crossover.

The novelty has received an expressive design, modern, functional interior, as well as progressive technology and driver’s «driving» potential. The five-door car is aimed more at wealthy people who understand the advantages of electric cars over standard cars and hybrids, and who also pay a lot of attention to the environmental situation in the world.


The appearance of the Tesla Model Y 2019 for the most part copies the concept of the 3rd version, since the novelty also inherited 76 percent of its components. The car is equipped with smooth lines creating simple shapes without being too pretentious. The side of the new Tesla Model U is slightly similar to the Porsche Cayenne Coupe.

However, the electric car received a less massive front end. In addition, Model Y has a sharp slope of the hood line towards the road. The front end has stylish LED headlights. You cannot find the familiar grille here.
The drag coefficient of the Tesla Model Y electric crossover is only 0.23 Cx.

Tesla Model Y 2020.


Despite the fact that outwardly the electric car looks like the «older» off-road model Model X, in reality it is very difficult to call it a crossover.

The Tesla Model 3 is more suitable here, which is distinguished by the presence of a raised body. The appearance of the Tesla Model Y is equipped with the «family» style of the automobile manufacturer — the 5-door looks beautiful, proportional, sporty and quite distinctive.

In general, looks are based on minimalism. The exterior of an electric car is devoid of unnecessary elements. The bumper installed in front is almost smooth, only in the lower part it is equipped with compact diffusers. On the sides of the hood, you can see the presence of curly headlights that have received a medium size.

The side of the Tesla Model Y Performance has expressive large wheel arches that protrude beyond the body lines. With the help of stamping on the doors, shading of the lower part of the Model U is provided, which creates the appearance of a tower relief. The rear is also successful, with sleek LED lights, a chubby bumper with a protective strip of unpainted plastic and a liftgate.

Tesla Model Y 2020.


Minimalism is also present in the interior of the American electric car. The center panel boasts a 15-inch touchscreen display replacing a large number of keys and joysticks. If we talk about finishing, then the lion’s share is made up of natural materials, for example, wood and fabric. In the manufacture of other elements of the Tesla Model Y 2019, high-quality plastic was used.

There is no need to have a key to start the engine, as the car can be remotely controlled using a smartphone. Thanks to the Tesla Mobile service, you can track the location of the car, control various systems and climate control. There is an «open» sky above the head of the driver and passengers. Tesla’s engineering staff decided to install a panoramic roof on the electric car.

It was stretched from the rear slope to the windshield. According to the creators, such a solution allows you to increase the space inside the crossover, as if creating a feeling of freedom.

Model U received the seats installed in Model 3. They have decent ergonomics and are equipped with excellent body support for the driver and passenger. In the crossover, they were installed a little higher, which had a positive effect on the quality of the review. As for the back row, passengers will also be able to easily and comfortably accommodate there.

You might be surprised, but the compact crossover can accommodate 7 people. The question of comfort appears almost immediately, but no one spoke about it.

Tesla Model Y 2020.

The third row of seats was conceived for children, but they could not bring it to its logical conclusion. As a result, row 3 has small seats crammed into tight spaces.

Even children will not be able to comfortably accommodate here, let alone teenagers or adults.
But by removing the third row, 5 people can easily fit inside the Tesla Model Y crossover. The luggage compartment of the electric crossover is 1,840 liters.

This figure is available if you remove the seats in the 2 rear rows. It’s nice that during the transformation, a completely flat area is formed. If you take a seven-seat layout, the electric crossover has only a formal «glove compartment». The 5-seat version (with driver) boasts a 500-liter boot.


Power unit

Tesla Model U 2019 received 4 modifications to choose from: Standard Range, Long Range RWD, Long Range AWD and Performance. The basic version of the Standard Range will be equipped with only one electric motor, which transmits torque to the rear wheels. With the help of lithium-ion batteries, the car can travel about 370 kilometers on a single charge.

Tesla Model Y 2020.

In just 5.9 seconds, the electric crossover accelerates to 100 km / h. The maximum speed does not exceed 193 kilometers per hour.
Next comes the Long Range RWD version, which has a more powerful electric motor and more efficient batteries, which allow the car to cover up to 483 kilometers on a single charge.

The car accelerates to 97 kilometers per hour in 5.5 seconds. The top speed was 209 km / h.
The «pre-top» Long Range AWD equipment will already receive an additional electric motor on the front axle. For this reason, the car will travel 451 kilometers on a single charge.

From a place to a speed mark of 100 km / h, the crossover accelerates in 4.8 seconds. «Maximum speed» is 217 kilometers per hour.

The most «sophisticated» performance modification also has 2 electric motors (one in front and the second behind), but already increased potential. In just 3.5 seconds, the car reaches the first hundred. The maximum speed does not exceed 241 km / h. Without recharging, this SUV covers 451 kilometers.


The Tesla Model U operates with a grid-powered Supercharger V3 that supports charging at 250 kW. It is capable of recharging the battery at 1,000 miles per hour. With such a system, the Supercharger V3 can serve more vehicles per hour, which is beneficial for owners given the growing demand.

Tesla Model Y 2020.


As a basis, the engineers decided to use a platform from the Model 3 electric sedan. This is a flat storage unit that was made from aluminum. It is coupled with subframes and a body, which are made of grades of high strength steel and the same «winged metal».

All wheels are equipped with independent suspensions: a double wishbone structure was installed in front, and a multi-link structure at the rear. Both axles are equipped with passive shock absorbers and anti-roll bars.

The electric crossover Tesla Model Y 2019 is controlled using a rack-and-pinion steering complex, supplemented by an electric booster with progressive characteristics. The braking system is represented by ventilated disc devices on all wheels, which «cooperate» with ABS, EBD and other electronic systems.


At this moment, Tesla is the undisputed leader. A group of engineers have worked hard to minimize the risk of an accident or damage from a collision. It all started with the layout of the vehicle. The battery was placed in such a way as to increase the stability of the crossover, to prevent overturning when entering sharp turns.

To avoid injury to the driver and passengers, engineers have provided extensive deformation zones, which are embedded in the supporting structure of the body and airbags. The machine also has a solid set of electronics that ensure safety. This includes the presence of a radar, the range of which is 160 meters.

There are also 12 ultrasonic sensors that detect obstacles that are near the machine and a camera system that provides all-round visibility. With such equipment, the chances of getting into an accident are seriously reduced. If you pay 8 thousand dollars, the autopilot will be installed from the factory.

At the moment, its capabilities have not been disclosed, but the creators of the car say that with it the level of safety increases by 4 times.

Tesla Model Y 2020.

Options and prices

Selling the American five-door in America will begin only in the fall of 2020. But the basic configuration will be available to customers even longer — until the spring of 2021. If Tesla Model Y arrives in Russia, it is most likely only thanks to the «gray» dealers. In the US, an electric SUV starts at $ 39,000 as standard.

This version is equipped and boasts:

• Six airbags;
• Fully LED optics;
• Dual-zone climate control;
• Electronic systems ABS, EBD, ESP;
• Adaptive cruise;
• Two-zone «climate»;
• Media center designed for a 15.4-inch touchscreen display;
• High-quality music system;
• Electric windows on all doors;
• Equipment for the functioning of the autopilot and so on.

The Long Range RWD trim can be purchased from $ 47,000. The all-wheel drive version will cost at least $ 51,000. The most «stuffed» version of the company Elon Musk estimates at least $ 60 thousand.

Comparison with competitors

Tesla’s direct competitors are asking for almost 2 times more funds for their cars, and of the cars available at this price, only cars from average brands. So, the list of Tesla Model Y competitors includes:

• Hyundai Kona Electric;
• KIA Niro EV;
• Polestar 2;
• Jaguar I-Pace;
• Audi e-tron;
• Porsche Mission E CT;
• Mercedes EOC.

It is important not to forget that, judging by independent tests, the declared mileage from Tesla is more similar to the truth than the data of other manufacturers. Of course, the most affordable model is the Hyundai Kona Electric, but it, as well as the Kia Niro, is inferior in dynamics to the Tesla Model W.

In addition to this, the vehicle class must be kept in mind, since by comparing these 3 SUVs, Tesla provides the owner with an innovative brand that has all the features of advanced software that has been developed specifically for electric cars.

But the Koreans, for example, have just begun to feel the market.


Elon Musk’s company does not stand still and tries to offer its own car as a competitor in each class.

Moreover, electric cars are in no way inferior, and in some places even better than more expensive options.

High dynamics, ease of control, environmental protection, excellent safety and a high level of comfort — all this is in the Tesla Model Y.

But what the model turns out to be in practice, only time will tell. Therefore, let’s be patient.

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