New £55,000 electric SUV offers more space and 315miles per full charge
IMAGINE is the advertising arm for Tesla. It’s definitely the easiest job in the world.
That or work on the marketing team for the iPhone.
Like Apple with the iPhone, all Tesla has to do is announce a new car model, stand back and watch the Internet melt away while the stock price explodes.
The waiting list for a new Tesla is longer than the line at a Covid vaccination center.
And now there’s a new one that’s got everyone buzzing: Model Y.
I’m not over-simplifying when I say Model Y is Model 3 on stilts.
In fact, TeslaTheir PR team admits they share 95% of their parts. (That gave them something to do that day.)
The main difference is that the Model 3 is a saloon but the Model Y is an SUV.
Look at it. It looks like the Model 3 did the Ginsters and Guinness diet on its own.
The good: There’s more space in the Model 3; Tesla’s charging network is the largest and fastest; it’s like stink.
The interior is as minimalist as a cell for prisoners watching suicide.
The only interior piece that breaks the flow is the 15.4-inch landscape infotainment system.
The screen is bright, the reaction time is fast, but it is also the only way to control the car, other than the steering wheel. Even the windshield wipers are activated via the display. Annoying, but I can live with it. What I can’t get over is that you have to take your eyes off the road to check how fast you’re doing on the infotainment system.
I said it before but it still repeats.
Tesla, give us a display.
Currently, UK customers can only buy the Long Range model, which offers a truly useful 315 miles per full charge.
The 0-60mph time is 4.8 seconds, which is pretty funny for such a large, heavy SUV. But an even faster version of Performance is on the way.
Take it from me, Long range is fast enough.
Sold like hot cakes
The rocket train’s acceleration is paired with very solid damping, but that’s no match for a family SUV.
It rushed through potholes, thereby disrupting the peace of the otherwise peaceful cabin.
It’s further proof that Tesla is excellent when it comes to new technology but still keeps up with the basics of building cars.
But if you can live with variable rides, you’ll have a cheap, high-performance family SUV.
The 854-litre trunk, plus the 114-litre “frunk”, means it beats all of its rivals in terms of space.
Of course, Teslas don’t come cheap. You’ll have to pay £55,000 back to join the Teslarati via the Model Y.
However, it will sell like a cupcake – without the help of a PR or marketing team.
ZIPPY, WEEKLY TRIPPY IN MODEL 3
NOW let’s hear from Sun reader Gary McGowan, a software developer from Stratford, East London.
Gary got to experience the Tesla Model 3 for a week after winning our free draw as part of the The Sun’s Car Of The Year Award.
Here’s his verdict on Britain’s best-selling electric car:
“It was amazing, really great. I’ve always wanted a Tesla but they’re out of my price range right now. Still, I’m excited about the potential of a Tesla hatchback. That could be good.
“I took a road trip to Cornwall and once we realized we were going to get a Tesla, I planned a route that stopped at Tesla Superchargers along the way.
“They are really fast – a bit slower than refueling a normal car, obviously, but you can stop and have a drink or some food and get 300 miles of range in no time. one hour.
“The Model 3’s acceleration is amazing. I actually set it to Chilled so it would be a nicer drive. But even that feels very snappy. And the fact that you’re just about to run out of power is amazing.
“I am a big fan of Elon Musk. He was born in South Africa and I am from South Africa.
“He made electric cars an everyday vehicle. Without him, it would probably take a lot longer for the world to transition to electricity.”
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