Tesla Model Y Won’t Step On Model 3’s Toes

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All the hype for Tesla is being generated by the Model 3 at the moment, and understandably so – it’s going to be the automaker’s first ever vehicle that costs less than $40,000. For a vehicle that has been dubbed by CEO Elon Musk as a mini Model S, that’s a big deal.

What about the Model Y though? It’s going to ride on the same platform as the Model 3, but more importantly, it’s going to be a crossover. Everyone should know by now that crossovers sell much better than sedans and hatchbacks, so by right the Model Y should have more potential for success.

That’s probably why Tesla has opted to release its first compact crossover a few years down the road from the Model 3. Given the kind of demand the Model Y would generate, it may quickly overshadow its sedan twin and overwhelm Tesla by its sheer demand.

Besides, the Palo Alto brand already has its hands quite full with the Model 3 as it stands. In order to ensure that it would be able to adhere to its production schedule, Tesla is keeping the vehicle’s configuration complexity to its bare minimum.