And this is what it would look like.
Elon Musk has finally revealed his long-awaited all-electric pickup truck. The Tesla Cybertruck almost immediately began breaking the internet because of its wild exterior design. Yet, as of this writing, Tesla has taken in over $20 million in pre-orders. The $100 deposit may be refundable, but over 200,000 pre-orders and counting prove Tesla has done something right here. In fact, Tesla might get the last laugh because as radical as the Cybertruck's design may be, lots of people clearly love it.
So this begs the question: Could Tesla make the strategic decision to expand the Cybertruck's design language to future models? What about a future off-road-focused SUV? Or, perhaps even more controversially, the next-generation Model S sedan? We created some renders of what both of these vehicles could look like and, like the Cybertruck, they'll spark conversation. Lots of it.
First up is the "Cybersedan," as we've branded it. Yes, it looks radically different than any other sedan, electric or not, on the market today. But that's precisely the point. If Tesla were to pursue the continuation of the Cybertruck's design language, we assume it'd be adapted for different body styles, but our rendering, shown above, is a possible starting point. While some have described the Cybertruck as a cross between something from "Blade Runner" and the DeLorean DMC-12, we think our vision of a Cybersedan resembles a stealth fighter jet on four wheels.
Next is the "CyberSUV," it looks very similar to the Cybertruck with the sole exception of the rear end. Instead of the truck bed design, a D-pillar has been created to allow for an expanded roof. The design result is actually a bit more cohesive from both front three-quarters and rear three-quarters angles. Bear in mind the Tesla Model X is a few years old already and new competitors such as the new Audi e-tron Sportback are winning in the looks department. Could Tesla opt to go bold once again for the next-gen Model X?
Our renderings are just that, renderings. But they offer a potential preview of what could come from Tesla. Bear in mind the Model S and Model X date back to 2012 and 2015, respectively. Complete redesigns will have to happen eventually, so who's to say Tesla won't continue with its bold new design approach? Some have even noted the Tesla Model Y is not exactly the most stylish EV out there.
While the world continues to talk about the new Cybertruck, Tesla and Elon Musk are loving the free publicity, not to mention the pre-orders. Musk and crew love to disrupt the auto industry and chances are this approach will continue. The Tesla Cybersedan and CyberSUV may not be so far from reality as you might think.