How Big Is The Tesla Model Y? – InsideEVs

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The Tesla Model Y is expected to go into production this year. And there'splenty ofspeculationabout the company's new electric crossover.However, many of those considering placing an ordercould be confused about its size. Without a physical model to touch and feel, getting a sense of its overall sizemight be challenging. Luckily, with a few prototypes driving around, weve got afew more good looksatthe much-anticipated Model Y.

Technically, the Tesla Model Y isnt a crossover it's a compact crossover. This just means that its on the smaller end of the sizing spectrum which makes sense since Tesla already has alarger SUV, its Model X.Looking at Tesla'snew lineup of vehicles, the Model 3 is to the Model Swhatthe Model Y is to the Model X. Its a smaller, compact, and more affordable version.

Above: Comparing the size of Model 3 and Model Y (Animation:EVBitevia Tesla)

The Model Y is largely based on the Model 3 sharing around 75% of its components and as such, thetwo comparenicely. Whenfirst unveiledmany were surprised to see how similar the two vehicles looked. Musk originally stated that the new electric crossover would be just 10% larger than the Model 3. Even though 10% might not seem like a lot, it multiplies the available cargo space by over 4x giving it even more room than a Model S. Teslaalso claims the compact crossover can fit seven adult passengers.

For context, theModel 3 has a width of 73 inches and a height of 57 inches. Tesla has yet to releaseModel Y's official dimensions but the car wasrecently spottedwhileconcealed under acar cover. Thanks to 'gamerike' aReddit userwith measuring tape on hand we now know that the Model Y has a height of 65 inches. This comes rather close to the height of Tesla's Model X which sits at 66 inches tall. Because the Y shares a similar platform to the 3, weanticipate the width to be just about the same.

It turns out these specs appear to bepretty standard in the compact crossover segment. The Tesla Model Y size can compare with a BMW X3, Audi Q5, or even a Ford Escape.It's also worth noting thattheFord Mustang Mach Ehas similar specsin theelectriccompact crossover segment. Will this lead to aFord v Teslashowdown?

It's always difficult to forecast future sales. That said,InsideEVsreports thatJoe Hinrichs, Ford's President of Automotive, says theDetroit automaker plans a limited Mach E production run of 50,000 in 2020 [Editor's note: to be clear, the statement from Hinrichs indicates Ford plans to produce 50,000 Mach E vehicles in the first 12 months of production, not 50,000 in 2020.] . Fordclaimsits "first edition" Mach E has already sold out. Meanwhile, last week, Tesla CEO Elon Muskpredicted, "Ultimately, Model Y will have more demand than probably all of the other cars of Tesla combined."

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