Tesla will announce a second car alongside the hotly anticipated Model 3 in March. According to a “a second-hand source,” Tesla plans to show off “at least two different versions” of the Model 3 at the unveiling event.
While the Model 3 will be a traditional sedan, the second car will apparently be a crossover. That lines up nicely with information that came to light in 2015. Tesla CTO JB Straubel teased a crossover version of the Model 3 as far back as June, and in October Elon Musk tweeted that the Model 3’s companion would be known as the Model Y ,He apparently regretted the decision, and he quickly deleted the tweet.
What we didn’t know was that this mystery Tesla model would be ready in time for the Model 3 event, which Musk has been planning for a long time now.
Little is known about the Model 3, and even less is known about the Model Y. It’s likely that the Model Y would be built on the same platform as the Model 3, much like how Tesla’s Model X is essentially the Model S sedan with an SUV-style frame on top. What we do know about the Model 3 is that it will cost about $35,000, and should have a range of at least 200 miles.