Its first Model Y delivery – originally slated for September/October 2020 – has reportedly been made to a buyer in Utah. To the benefit of fans, buyers and us in the media, that buyer has revealed details of the model from the owner’s manual.
As expected, the Model Y is larger than the Model 3, coming in at 4750mm in length (56mm longer than the Model 3), 2004mm in width (71mm wider than the Model 3) and 1623mm tall (180mm taller than the Model 3).
Cargo volume is also listed at 53 cubic feet (1501 litres) greater than in the Model 3, however – as Elektrek notes – this could be due to different measuring methods used, meaning the actual discrepancy in cargo volume may be much less.
Turning-circle for the Model Y is listed at 12.1 metres – 30.5cm wider than the Model 3. As with the Model 3, the Model Y is not officially equipped for towing (its towing capacity being listed as zero).
The Model Y will also come standard with a heat pump to increase driving range in colder climates where considerable charge of the battery can be spent heating the cabin.
The particular Model Y delivered to the Utah buyer also came standard with Tesla’s Qi inductive (wireless) 15-watt phone charger – something reserved as a US$125 (AU$204) option on the Model 3 – however this may not be indicative of all Model Ys to be sold.
Tesla Australia has not given an update regarding the model’s future locally.