Via Ars Technica, we learn that we should get some new info on the upcoming Tesla Model Y sometime later this week.
Tesla Model Y Render via Remco Meulendijk at RM CarDesign
Ars Technica reached out to Tesla CEO Elon Musk via a direct message on Twitter. The news site explains it like this:
We asked Musk (via Twitter direct message) whether there was any truth to recent rumors of the fourth model. The reply? An enigmatic "Next week."
Well, that was late last week, so we expect the info to come any day now.
Update: Ars TEchnica apparently got their information wrong, and offered this update.
"Ars followed up with Musk through Twitter for clarification. Musk said "next week" actually refers to incoming information about Neuralink, his recently revealed company aiming to link humans and computers. Information on the "Model Y" is not expected until 2018."
Musk has confirmed that the electric Y crossover will come in a "few years" and that it will ride on the same basic platform as the Model 3, but beyond that little information is known at this time.
We're hopeful that the Y will have a starting price of $40,000 or so and will offers at least 200 miles or range, but none of these details are available to us yet. If priced right, the Model Y could capture a huge chunk of the crossover market.
We had not expected any more info on the Model Y until at least year's end, but hopefully some of this vital info will now come out in the next few days. Maybe orders will open up sooner rather than later too.
Source: Ars Technica