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The Tesla Model Y Is About To Get Some Serious Competition

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And it has a unique design feature to improve safety.

It's been a while since we've had any new details to share about Fisker's new affordable electric SUV. Back in March, the upcoming Tesla Model Y rival showed its face, and while the name still hasn't been confirmed, Henrik Fisker has now given us a fresh peek at the new model. The latest teaser photo shows off the electric SUV's side profile, confirming that the D-pillars will feature incorporated turn signals. While there will still be turn signals at the rear, Fisker believes this will provide extra safety when changing lanes.

Elsewhere, we can see pop-out door handles that appear to have an illuminated strip to make them more visible at night. Other notable design features shown in the teaser include flared wheel arches to make room for optional 22-inch rims and thin LED taillights. A previous photo depicting the front end showed that it will incorporate a high-mounted radar in place of a traditional grille, a large front air intake, and slim LED headlights.

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Performance specifications are still being kept under wraps, but we know that power will be provided by two electric motors, with one at the front axle and the other in the back, enabling an all-wheel-drive setup. Fisker reiterated that the electric SUV will cost less than $40,000 and deliver an estimated range of 300 miles on a single charge thanks to an 80-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Production will take place in an unconfirmed US location.

As for when we'll get to see Fisker's new Tesla Model Y rival, the company has confirmed the covers will be coming off this December before the unnamed electric SUV goes on sale in the second half of 2021. Expect to see more teasers before the big reveal.

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