The newly unveiled Tesla Model X is currently Tesla’s flagship vehicle. The California-based electric automaker’s next launch will be the Model 3, arriving in March 2016 as the new entry-level vehicle in the line-up. The brand’s next possible flagship was thought to be the second generation Roadster, which CEO Elon Musk has confirmed to be arriving in four years’ time.
A model not known till now to be in the company’s future plans, is the ‘Tesla Model Y’. In a reply to a Twitter user about the possibility of a “Model 3 crossover” featuring Falcon Wing Doors like the Model X, the CEO said: “there will be a Model 3 and a Model Y. One of the two will.” Musk was quick to delete his tweet, but a cached view helped us get a screenshot.
This way, Mr. Musk indirectly seems to have announced a new Tesla – the Tesla Model Y. Speculation about what this model could be, can be based on two thoughts. Firstly, Falcon Wing Doors would obviously be very expensive for an entry level model. Secondly, ‘Y’ follows ‘X’ alphabetically, and the Model Y could be a crossover larger than the Model X.
Whatever the Tesla Model Y is, it’s probably not reaching the market in the foreseeable future.