You'll want one, and so will your kids.
The 2021 Tesla Cybertruck will see the EV automaker enter unchartered territory when it finally goes on sale, but if the brand's success in the sedan and SUV segments is anything to go by, the Ford F-150 needs to be on its guard. It begs the question: which other segments could Tesla potentially enter? What about minivans?
The classic minivan has fallen out of favor as SUVs continue their charge, and while the idea of an electric van may sound bizarre, Mercedes-Benz has already unveiled the EQV van. To get us acquainted with the idea of a Tesla minivan in under five minutes, YouTube channel Drivable Designs decided to hop onto photoshop.
Cleverly called the Tesla XL, the designer started with a Model X and immediately began lengthening the rear-end, as the SUV's sloping roofline obviously wouldn't translate to a van. A rear spoiler is just about visible, too, while the door handles of the Falcon Wing rear doors were moved from the B-pillar to the C-pillar, to make for normally-opening rear doors. This gives the XL a flat roof, enabling it to be equipped with a roof box for carrying extra cargo, which would be impossible with the Model X's upward-opening doors. A new set of black wheels have also been added.
The end result is surprisingly appealing. Tesla's simplistic design cues have been retained, with no gimmicks to detract from the overall shape. It's immeasurably cooler to look at than other modern minivans like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
The greater length should also make the third row of seats a lot more useful than in the Model X, in theory. Plus, the kids are hardly likely to complain about a family minivan that can embarrass AMG Mercs off the line. The only change we'd make would be the addition of rear sliding doors for even better access. While we'll likely never see a Tesla minivan, we may just be missing out.