Tesla Model Y Gets a Seven Seat Interior Option and a Cheaper Standard Range Variant

  • Tesla has freshly updated the Model Y with a third-row of seats, calling it the “Seven Seat Interior” variant while also introducing a new Standard Range Model Y for $41,990.
  • The seven-seat variant will cost an additional $3,000 and will include the ability to fold flat for cargo, Tesla’s configurator page says.
  • The company promises to deliver Model Y units with or without the Seven Seat Interior option in 2 to 5 weeks.

In what has taken most by surprise, Tesla has officially announced a Standard Range version of the Model Y crossover with an estimated range of 244 miles. Back in July last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had said that the company would not release a Standard Range version of the Model Y given that its range would fall below 250 miles, deeming it “unacceptably low”.

However, the company has clearly had a change of heart since then as we can now find the Standard Range option for the Model Y. The company mentions that this variant will be delivered in 2 to 5 weeks. It carries a price tag of $41,990, making it an even more competitive electric SUV/crossover in the segment. This will be a single-motor rear-wheel-drive EV, offering a top speed of 135 mph and a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 5.3 seconds.

As for the much-awaited seven-seater option, Tesla has been relatively quiet about this, although leaks in the past have suggested that this model was in the works. The feature can now be spotted on the Tesla configurator under the Interior section and will cost an additional $3,000. The information on the company’s site clarifies that the third-row of seats can seat 2 people and will also have the ability to fold flat for cargo.

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Those looking to include the “Seven Seat Interior” option on the Model Y will not see a change in the delivery timeline, which is certainly good news. Given that Tesla is looking to meet large sales targets heading into 2021, it’s likely that a cheaper version of Model Y is being introduced to boost sales of the electric crossover.

Tesla has made a handful of other changes to the Model Y interiors over the past few weeks including the addition of a wood panel option on the configurator along with an updated center console.

What do you make of the new additions on the Model Y?

Source: Tesla

Via: Inside EVs