Presentation and price: Model Y starts at just under 57,000 euros
Gigafactory: Tesla factory opened in Grünheide
The plant near Berlin is the car manufacturer’s fourth gigafactory and the first in Europe. In the future, up to 500,000 cars a year will roll off the assembly line from there, making the plant Europe’s largest e-car factory.
As early as November 2021, five cars were built on a trial basis in the 227,000 square meter “Giga Berlin-Brandenburg”. More than 3,000 employees are already working at the new location, with up to 12,000 employees at full capacity.
Facelift: According to the leak, the Model Y will soon be able to load more
Apparently, the changes to the Tesla Model Y also include an increase in the permissible total mass. After the revision you will probably be allowed to load more. However, the leak does not show how many kilos will be added with the update. In addition, the performance model is to receive a new brake system.
New “Superhorn” combines horn, alarm tone and external loudspeaker
In addition, the rear window will be fitted with acoustic glazing and there will be a completely new function called “Superhorn”. Horn, alarm system and external speakers are combined.
The dimensions of the Tesla Model Y at a glance
● Length: 4751mm
● Width: 1921mm
● Height: 1624mm
● Trunk: 854-2041L (rear)/ 117L (front)
● Trailer load: max. 1600 kg
Test: Model Y is extremely easy to drive
But even before leaving, the dimensions become clear: At 4.75 meters, the crossover is six centimeters longer, also seven centimeters wider and, above all, 18 centimeters higher than the Model 3. The difference can be seen in the huge storage space at the back, but above all on the back seat. Suddenly I (1.92 meters) have a lot of space over my head up to the huge panorama roof.
One thing can be said about driving: it couldn’t be easier. If you’re paying attention, it seems impossible to cause an accident with the car because cameras and sensors are also watching out for you. The acceleration is familiar, although it doesn’t seem quite as blatant without the performance package. The roughness of the chassis on the bad US roads, on the other hand, is surprising.
Range and drive: Up to 533 kilometers according to WLTP are possible
Technical data at a glance:
Power consumption combined according to WLTP
Max. range according to WLTP