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.