Elon Musk will unveil Tesla’s fourth major car, the Model Y, at an event in Los Angeles this evening. Based on the Model 3, the mid-sized SUV will sit below the Model X, and while details are still scarce, we can make some educated guesses about what the car could look like.
Teaser images suggest a slightly more sophisticated external design than that of the Model X, which is perhaps a little cumbersome, but a more upright stature than the entry-level Model 3. Musk and Tesla have announced (or alluded to) various other body styles, including pickup trucks and lorries, but this kind of SUV is a popular format in many of the company’s key markets.
We don’t think the Model Y will share the Model X’s flawed-but-beautiful “Falcon” doors. The Model Y will most likely be a much more conventional electric SUV. Musk has described it as “10 percent bigger” than the Model 3 saloon, adding that it will somewhat resemble it; the images we’ve seen all point to a taller design, however. Inside, we expect five seats and a reasonable boot space.