Tesla today released the entry-level SUV Model Y: $39,000

 Tesla today released the entry-level SUV Model Y: $39,000

Specifically, a standard version of ModelY with a price of $39,000 will be available in 2021, while a long-term version of ModelY with a price of $47,000 will be available in the autumn of 2020.

After a long period of anticipation, ModelY finally appeared in front of the public. This SUV based on Model3 is a bit like ModelX. It also has an optional third row seat, but it lacks some fancy gimmicks of ModelX and a lot of design elements of Model3. It has SUV functions, but it drives like a sports car, Musk said.

As Musk recently announced on Twitter, ModelYs starting price is about 10% higher than Model3s, while providing 500 kilometers of range. What consumers can get is a cross-border car that is better suited for families and shipments, as well as the complacency of the latest Tesla.

Because ModelY and Model3 have a lot in common, Tesla should theoretically consume less resources. At the same time, SUV sales in the United States are soaring, which also represents Teslas tremendous growth opportunities.

ModelYs success or failure may determine Teslas success or failure. The target customers of this product may be those who are not interested in Model3 but cant afford ModelX. Of course, it also depends on whether Tesla can formally decide where to produce, and whether it can produce without the similar quality problems of Model 3.

However, if Tesla fails to live up to its promise, or if ModelY eventually shares far fewer components with Model3, then it may perform badly, although it does not seem to be a problem from a design standpoint alone. However, it should be noted that when ModelX was released, it should have shared most of the components with ModelS, but ultimately only about 30% of the components were shared.

At present, the competition in the SUV field is very fierce, basically all German automobile manufacturers have (or will soon) launched their own electric SUV. Jessica Caldwell, executive director of industry analysis at Edmunds, said Tesla needed to do a good job in the production and sales of ModelY to take advantage of the opportunity.

If Tesla really wants to become a mainstream brand, it has to find ways to sell cars to people other than young people in California, Caldwell said in a statement. If ModelY is properly priced, has spacious interior space, and can provide perfect safety and quality, it has the potential to become the first choice of electric vehicles for young families. (Han Bing)

Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541