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Tesla s more affordable SUV, the Model Y, will be unveiled on March 14

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Mar 3, 2019 9:10 PM 3+ week ago

The Model Y, Tesla's more affordable SUV based on the Model 3 platform, will be unveiled at a March 14 event in Los Angeles, Elon Musk announced on Twitter on Sunday.

After introducing the Model S in 2012, Tesla reworked the vehicle into an SUV form factor and sold it as the Model X starting in 2015. Tesla is taking the same basic approach with the Model Y: it will look a lot like a Model 3, but will have a larger body and roomier interior.

"Model Y, being an SUV, is about 10% bigger than Model 3, so will cost about 10% more & have slightly less range for same battery," Musk tweeted.

The Model 3 starts at $35,000, but can cost more than $60,000 if a long-range battery, Autopilot technology, and other high-end options are selected.

While the Model X was based on the Model S, Tesla made some significant changes. The most eye-catching was the X's falcon-wing rear doors, which swooped upwards instead of swinging to the side. While ...

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