Here's what the Tesla Model Y could look like.
From the mighty Mercedes-AMG Project One, to the upcoming BMW Series 8 Series, render artist Jan Peisert of Peisert Design has done a commendable job at visualizing some of the most anticipated cars that have yet to be revealed in full. Last week, Tesla released a teaser image of the upcoming Model Y, an all-electric crossover SUV positioned below the larger Model X, but the design details remained hidden. Using the official teaser image as a base, Photoshop wizard Peisert has worked his magic to show how Tesla's entry-level SUV could look.
Using elements of the Model 3 and Model X, Peisert has given the car "a decent Tesla look" – and it looks pretty sweet. The Tesla Model X has been a sales disaster for Tesla, which is a travesty when demand for SUVs in America is showing no signs of slowing down. Its complex design meant that it was overpriced, its utility was compromised in favor of technology, and its long list of build quality issues gave it bad publicity. Learning from these mistakes, the Model Y will be built on an all-new platform in its own dedicated factory. This means it won't feature the troublesome Falcon Wing doors that resulted in recalls for the Model X, but the simplified platform will shorten production time.
The next couple of years promises to be a pivotal period for Tesla. Before the Model Y goes on sale in 2019, the Model 3 entry-level sedan is set to enter production next month, marking the start of Tesla's mission to bring EVs to the mass market. Given the never-ending demand for small crossover SUVs, don't be surprised if the Model Y becomes Tesla's best-seller. We can also expect to see a Tesla semi-truck powered by Model 3 motors further down the line.
This isn't the first time Peisert has designed a render to preview an upcoming Tesla. Earlier this year, he showed how the next-gen Tesla Roadster could look using the Toyota FT-1 as a base with stunning results.