Electrek’s Seth Weintraub is reporting that Tesla will announce a second car alongside the hotly anticipated Model 3 in March. Weitnraub says that, 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. Electrek also ran screenshot from a recent Tesla presentation in Hong Kong that shows two cars under wraps.
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 OctoberElon Musk tweeted that the Model 3’s companion would be known as the Model Y. (He apparently regretted the decision, because he quickly deleted the tweet.)
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. The rest we’ll learn in March.