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Discussion in 'Design' started by RJ Will, Apr 11, 2017.
Over 50% of all vehicles sold are SUVs, Wagons, or Trucks primarily because of the extra space they offer. This would be an easy 2nd model for Tesla to make by using 75% of the panels from the 4 door sedan to make a spacious, but slick wagon. I'm sure this would be a popular seller especially for young families that need all the space they can get.
Looks too much like one of those 'shooting brake' designs... Only with an extra front row of seating.
Also, reminds me way too much of a Mercedes-Benz for some reason.
See where you are coming from. There have been no such plans officially shared before. Think this could be considered in a 2nd stage once sustainable demand for the Model ≡ sedan has been ascertained as an additional output growth driver... Yet with the likely Model Y, pick-up truck, maybe van already mooted after Model ≡, not to mention the Roadster Version Deux (a.k.a. 4.0 as it was referred to elsewhere...), how probable is it? Dunno... Not very high, IMHO.
As an aside, wagon designs are seen as aesthetically displeasing to many - as first reactions are suggesting... Others, maybe less of the car purists, won't mind as much because they look for more of the practical aspects. For those, if that was something Elon wanted to do, your suggested rendering might do, although I would expect T≡SLA designers to attempt something a tad more original for the back... I actually see some Toyota genes on the pic...
Here is part of a reply I wrote elsewhere:
A Model ☰ Wagon might appear to satisfy those in Europe who claim they can't live without one. The 'estate' format is apparently much more popular there than is a 'saloon'.
The Model Y may end up being a lightly modified higher seating Crossover with liftback like the 3-Series Gran Turismo... Or it might instead be a 'Compact SUV' sized more like the BMW X3 and placed to compete against it and top sellers such as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
There is also the chance that the Model Y will be designed to be all three in one, Wagon, Crossover, and SUV. I think it could be done beautifully, in an untraditional manner, similar to the Model X only smaller. Though there will certainly be protests from those that demand what they would consider a 'more focused' (read, ordinary & plain) design.
@Red Sage , this strongly adds very much of a UK flavor to your comment... 'estate', 'saloon'... Be sure that 'on the continent', there are also a lot of practically minded SW aficionados (not me! )
That would be a great plan. Ah... Model Y... the next frontier...
In the meantime, please just deliver me my Midnight S≡R≡NITY...
Agree... except for the first one... It has the Cavallino Rampante after all... though obviously not the sexiest one!!
I would be happy with one the size and shape of our present VW Tiguan.
Perhaps a Ferrari inspired Sports Hatch would do.
No! My eyes! Argh!!!