Elon musk led Tesla Motors unveiled its newest vehicle, the Model Y, an SUV that the automaker hopes will win over consumers looking for an all-electric alternative in the most popular segment of the auto market.
Tesla launched 4 segments of model Y with a starting price of $39,000 USD, following with the other price band at $47,000 USD, $51,000 USD and $60,000 USD, respectively.
CEO Elon Musk introduced the Model Y on Thursday night at a gathering of customers, employees and media.
The Model Y may be Tesla’s most important product yet as it attempts to expand into the mainstream and generate enough cash to repay massive debts that threaten to topple the Palo Alto, California, company.
Tesla got a huge boost toward ensuring its survival with the 2017 debut of its Model 3 sedan, but a sports utility vehicle could have even more mass appeal, given how popular SUVs have become in the US, Europe and Canada.
The first batch of Model Y vehicles to deliver late 2020 to early 2021.