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If the Tesla Cybertruck is too big for you, there could be an alternative.

The Tesla Cybertruck certainly has had no shortage of debate ever since it was revealed last November. It doesn't look like anything else on the market, truck or otherwise. Traditional truck buyers were greatly put off by it, but Elon Musk recently admitted Tesla really didn't care about them. Nor did it do market research like all other automakers do when laying the groundwork for new vehicles. The Cybertruck is what it is, take it or leave it. But there is still one chief area of concern amongst those interested in buying one: its size.

Last spring, Musk suddenly changed his mind about shrinking the production version by about 3 percent, mainly so that it can more easily fit in the average-size garage.

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The prototype measures at 231.7 inches long, 79.8 inches wide, and 75 inches tall, or roughly the size of the largest Ford F-150. While that'll probably work just fine for America, what about elsewhere, such as Europe? Musk just responded on Twitter to a user who inquired about a smaller version for Europe, adding they weren't interested in the Model Y. Musk's reply to that request was very direct: "Highly likely down the road." No potential timeline was provided, but Musk has a proven track record of doing what he says, for better or worse.

Meanwhile, construction is already underway on Tesla's new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas where the Cybertruck will be built. The first examples are scheduled to begin rolling off the assembly line in late 2021.

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So far, there are over 620,000 Cybertruck pre-orders and chances are a majority will translate into actual sales. It's worth mentioning that Musk very recently said two other new models are in the works, not including the smaller pickup truck. One is a compact car smaller than the Model 3 and the other a minivan, though it could be first built for The Boring Company before a commercial version.

As for the smaller truck, Musk obviously made no mention of whether it'll come to the US or not, but given the midsize truck revival in this country, it'd make sense to at least consider the idea.

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