Tesla Launches Model Y Featuring Standard Range RWD & 7-Seat Third-row Option

Tesla Launches Model Y Featuring Standard Range RWD & 7-Seat Third-row Option

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Today, Tesla is launching the Model Y featuring a new Standard Range RWD version and a new third-row 7-seat option.

The base price of the electric SUV comes down to $42,000 only due to this launch.

Tesla Model Y

Tesla is dealing with the Model Y for almost a year, but the customers have been restricted to two options only:

  • Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model Y Performance

It led to the Model Y beginning at $50,000 before incentives in the US.

Now Tesla is offering newer options after the launch in March 2020.

Tesla Model Y Standard Range

Today, Tesla revised the Model Y online configurator to include a new Standard Range RWD option:

Model Y now begins at $42,000, only a few thousands more than the Model 3, which is still the least expensive vehicle from Tesla.

The deliveries of the updated version of the vehicle will commence within 2 to 5 weeks in the US.

Tesla was expected to offer a Model Y Standard Range after the launch of the vehicle in March 2019.

In July 2020, CEO Elon Musk claimed that Tesla won’t produce the version of the Model Y because the range would be unacceptably low. He also asserted it would be under 250 miles on the EPA cycle. Tesla was initially planning a range of 230 miles.

Now Tesla is launching the vehicle and listing the EPA estimate at 244 miles (392 km) for the new Model Y Standard Range RWD.

Tesla Model Y 7-sea with Third-Row Option

Tesla also unlocked orders for the 7-seat third-row option.

The option is priced $3,000 and seems to be available with all versions of the electric SUV except the Performance version.

Tesla confirms the changes available with the 7-seat option:

  • Third-row seating for two
  • Easy Entry into the third row
  • Third-row USB-C charging
  • Sliding second row with adjustable seatbacks
  • Fold-flat second and third rows for maximum cargo storage
  • Electronic fold-flat releases in the trunk

The automaker declared the 7-seat option during the launch of the Model Y in 2019, but the option has often been postponed.

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