The additional sixth and seventh seater are indeed options which soon to be Tesla owners could consider or opt to remove. But now a new rear-wheel-drive, single motor Model Y is available for the first time. The dual-motor all-wheel-drive Performance model is the top-spec version and starts at $61,190 including destination.
The company promises to deliver Model Y units with or without the Seven Seat Interior option in 2 to 5 weeks. However, the sliding second-row should help to make more room and alleviate any concerns.
Tesla has published an image of the third row.
Aside from the addition of the Standard Range Model Y, Tesla also finally is allowing customers to add a seven-seat option to their Model Y. The option is available for $3,000 on all the trim levels besides the Performance version (because I guess extra weight from seven occupants is the complete opposite of performance).
Tesla quotes a 0-to-60-mph time of 5.3 seconds for the new Standard Range Model Y, against 4.8 seconds for the Long Range and 3.5 seconds for the Performance versions. However, company boss Elon Musk said the following summer that the entry-level Model Y, which was due to arrive in the spring of 2021, would not launch due to an "unacceptable low" range. That's for a rear-wheel-drive Select with the smaller, 76.8-kilowatt-hour Standard Range battery and 230 miles of range.
Tesla's planned $25,000 electric vehicle is still years away, but in the meantime, its Model Y crossover just got a whole lot more affordable. Initially, Tesla said that the Model Y can fit up to "7 adults" which they now changed to "7 people".
The electric auto maker has also listed a two to five week time for deliveries of the 7-seat option in the US.
According to the information provided upon clicking on the 7-seat option, it explains that the row will seat two passengers, offer easy entry, and fold flat for cargo.