Why wasn't this offered as standard?
Tesla offers a wealth of security features to give buyers peace of mind. The automaker's Sentry Mode, for example, has helped catch criminals in the act of vandalizing or attempting to break into parked cars. This handy security feature activates 360-degree exterior cameras that monitor the environment when the car is left unattended if any suspicious activity is detected. But while the Model Y comes with sophisticated systems like the Sentry Mode, it lacks one of the most basic security features: a cargo cover.
If you own one of these EVs and want a cargo cover to hide your belongings from opportunistic thieves, you can only buy one from an aftermarket company - unless you live in a certain part of Asia.
Tesla has finally addressed this issue and now sells the Model Y with an OEM cargo cover - but only in China for now. As reported by Hong Kong's EVOffer (Tesla Offer) via Twitter, new versions of China's Model Y assembled at Tesla's Giga Shanghai factory now come with a cargo cover as standard. Frankly, this basic security feature should have always been standard, and not just in China either.
For convenience, Tesla's new foldable cargo cover has a magnetic mechanism that holds it in place. While it can't be removed, it can be pushed forward to make it a Z shape.
According to the report, deliveries of the Model Y with the new cargo cover will start later this month. Older Model Ys will also be eligible to have the cargo cover retrofitted free of charge. Hopefully, it's only a matter of time before the Model Y is offered in America with a cargo cover, but nothing has been confirmed yet. We can't imagine this being very difficult or expensive to produce though.
In the US, the Model Y recently received yet another price increase: the Long Range trim will now set you back $58,990, while the Performance model now sells for $63,990.