Tesla unveiled the Model Y SUV late Thursday in the Los Angeles area, marking the debut of a long-awaited electric vehicle that CEO Elon Musk predicted will be the company’s best seller.
A two-row version with battery range of 300 miles and a starting price of $47,000 will arrive in fall 2020, he said. It will go 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds.
A performance model starting at $60,000 will also be available in that time frame, Tesla said. A three-row version will also be offered.
A base model with battery range of 230 miles and a starting price of $39,000 will arrive “sometime in 2021,” Musk said. It will go 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds. Tesla later pegged the base version’s arrival at spring 2021.
In that price range, the vehicle is more expensive than the Model 3 compact car but less expensive than the ultra-luxury Model X SUV.