The new 2023 Tesla Model Y will be launched next year with the same body, interior and powertrain as the smaller Model 3. However, for 2023, the manufacturer will make some external and internal changes. There are also rumors that Tesla is preparing to introduce a larger battery that should offer more range. One thing is for sure, the Tesla Model Y will still seat two rows, with the option to add a third seat as well.
The current Tesla Model Y is powered by a built-in dual electric motor, which delivers impressive output and a maximum range of 526 miles per charge. Additionally, there is a standard Series model that comes with rear-wheel drive, while the Long Range and Performance models get all-wheel drive as standard. Compared to more expensive competitors like the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace, the Tesla Model Y offers more features for the money invested.
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2023 Tesla Model Y Design
The new 2023 Tesla Model Y differs from other models in the class in several things. In general, Tesla cars are really recognized on the road, thanks to their attractive design and compact design. The front of the SUV is smooth, including the unique grille and headlights. Like the Model 3, the Tesla Model Y also looks attractive from the rear, but is noticeably taller and slightly longer.
The long-range version is offered with 19-inch alloy wheels, although 20-inch alloy wheels can be fitted as an option. However, the Performance model comes with larger, unique 21-inch alloy wheels. As for the colors, buyers can choose black, metallic gray (Midnight Silver), dark blue metallic or red.
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2023 Tesla Model Y Interior
Inside, the Tesla Model Y is modern and offers plenty of comfort. An updated 15-inch touchscreen display that focuses on landscape and is very easy to use and looks great is sure to highlight. The quality of the cabin materials is at the highest level and there is plenty of room for passengers in the 5-seater model.
Plus, you can optionally get a 7-seater setup, but that makes a difference in the interior, especially in the back. The Tesla Model Y offers 68 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are fully folded.
As mentioned, the 2023 Tesla Model Y comes with the same dual electric motors on board as the Model 3. These motors provide ample power and a maximum range of 326 miles per charge. The current Tesla Y comes with a 75 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery under the floor.
However, for 2023, the manufacturer will add more and larger batteries, resulting in more milliseconds than before. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the long-range model at 131 mpg in the city and 117 mpg on the highway. However, the fuel economy for the performance model is 115 mpg city and 106 mpg highway.
2023 Tesla Model Y Price and release date
The new Tesla Model Y will definitely cost more due to a larger battery. The current long-range variant starts at $53,690, while the performance version starts at $56,990.
Please note that these prices do not include destination tax and any government incentives. Interestingly, compared to some competitors, the Tesla Model Y is cheaper than the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-tron Sportback and Polestar 2. We can expect the new model to go on sale next year.