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What to Call "Model Y"

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  1. John

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    Okay, by signalling the end of the S3XY naming scheme, we are left to wonder what it WILL be called.
    Ideas?
     
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    Remember, they have also stopped putting badges on their cars. So the name can something like "Of Course I Still Love You" (well, not that exactly, but you get my point).
     
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    My first ideas:
    1. Homage to Monte Python: the Tesla Python, Tesla Circus
    2. Homage to Douglas Adams: Tesla Beeblebrox, Tesla Zaphod, Tesla Dent (ha!), Tesla Trillian
    3. Iain Banks The Culture: Tesla Phlebas, Tesla Sharp Blue, Tesla Snap
     
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    The Tesla SUV.

    Or is that name too Boring™?
     
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    I missed it. What was the signal?

    They can just go with "4."
     
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    It will be called Model 3 Hatchback/5doors. 5YJ3A1E
     
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    We all seem to be forgetting where the name Tesla comes from.
     
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    At this point S3XY is already imperfect. But I think Elon will be keen to stay away from more numerical models, since they've spent the last year trying to fight the perception of the Model 3 name. So, Model 4 seems crazy.
     
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    I think a real name is called for , not a number .

    Inspirational , connected to Tesla and it's history , a serious name.

    My opinion anyway, my bet I'll be right and Elon will move away from #s and letters
     
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    From the Q2 earnings call August 2:

    [Elon] "Oh, and one thing I wanted to correct. I think in a prior call, we publicly had said that Model Y, or our compact SUV – it's called Model Y. It may or may not be – would be a totally new architecture. Upon the council of my executive team – thank you, thanks, guys – who reeled me back from the cliffs of insanity – much appreciated – the Model Y will in fact be using a substantial carryover from Model 3 in order to bring its market faster.
    Yes. So that will really accelerate our ability to get to Model Y to market faster, because fundamentally people prefer a sedan, people prefer an SUV. And in fact, the SUV market is larger. It's the biggest single product (32:35) I believe in the world.
    So, I'd like to thank my executive team for stopping me from being a fool, and yes. The Model Y, or whatever the hell, will have relatively low technical and production risk as a result. I still think we want to do the crazy thing in the future, but we will punt that until after the compact SUV.


    Full transcript here:
    https://seekingalpha.com/article/40...-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single
     
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    I find 'crazy' a tad exaggerated, Y-loving 11thIndian... Though I see your point, I concur with @Audrey and others you may feel the same way that it remains a possibility... though none of us know what probability it has...
    I would add that I did not hear for sure that Y is totally off the table... ;)
     
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    @Michael Russo Oh for sure. Considering the big turnabouts we've had with Model "Y" platform in the last few months- anything is possible.
     

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