Tesla Model Y is Even More Practical Than We Thought

Production of the highly anticipated Tesla Model Y began recently and the first deliveries will follow over the next few weeks. One reservation holder by the name of Eric Weaver spotted a unit in Scottsdale, Arizona and was even given access to it, after which he shared some pictures with the Electrek website.

As we can see, the Model Y is not just a slightly bloated Model 3—it’s more accommodating and versatile, too.

First of all, the rear liftgate reveals a much larger trunk opening than the compact sedan’s. Also, the rear seatbacks are split 40/20/40, which is a more practical configuration than the 60/40 seats in the Model 3.

Photo: Eric Weaver

Another great find comes from under the cargo floor. Both vehicles have a secret compartment to store valuables or prevent items from moving around, but the Model Y actually has two—the second, while not as deep, is still fairly wide.

Photo: Eric Weaver

Other pictures show the trunk—or frunk—underneath the front hood. As for his first impressions of the Model Y interior, here’s what Weaver told Electrek:

“Everyone was saying how it looks like an X. I don’t think that at all. The X feels much bigger on the inside. With that being said, this felt very roomy in the front, somewhat similar to the 3 in the rear (with better leg room and seat height) and an awesome trunk. It’s perfect man. I want mine right now.”

The Tesla Model Y has a base MSRP of $71,000 in Long Range trim. A cheaper Standard Range model will join the lineup at a later date.

Photo: Eric Weaver
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