The world of electric cars is quite polarizing. On one side, we have those super-luxurious models that cost a real fortune. On the other, there is a bunch of affordable models, but they often sacrifice a lot of things in order to provide a decent electric powertrain. Untypically, the Model Y finds a sweet spot between these two. It isn’t too expensive and in return, you get a lot of great things. At this point, it’s hard to say what could be new for the 2022 Tesla Model Y, considering that this company doesn’t practice yearly updates. Still, some novelties will certainly come.
Even with these novelties, the overall layout of the crossover will remain the same. Once again, you will get a vehicle that offers a pretty capable powertrain, with plenty of power and great autonomy. Besides that, we also like the amount of interior space, while the list of features is pretty long as well. On the other side, the biggest drawback is interior quality.
2022 Tesla Model Y Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2022 Tesla Model Y definitely won’t change. You may count on the same crossover layout, which formally belongs to the compact class. However, it’s hard to call something compact with nearly 114 inches and offers the optional third row of seats.
In any case, this crossover shares most of its parts with the Model 3. The two vehicles use the same mechanics and also come with pretty similar styling. Aesthetically, the differences are minimal and mostly refer to higher ground clearance and few more tweaks. For the next year, we expect that the styling will remain the same, though there is always a chance to see things like new color options and other minor updates.
The same thing goes for the interior design. We don’t expect to see any particular change and the cabin layout will certainly remain unchanged. In terms of the design, this means that you may count on the same dashboard, which looks simplistic and futuristic. Practically, you will find no more than a couple of horizontal shapes, while the biggest highlight is that massive touchscreen at the center, which is in charge of pretty much all controls. When it comes to things we don’t like about this interior, the first thing that comes to mind is the build quality, which is subpar in few areas. Also, the lack of basic physical controls can be frustrating sometimes.
On the other side, there is plenty of space inside this crossover. Two rows of seats are standard and they offer plenty of room for the passengers. On the other side, the optional third row is a little bit tither and would serve mostly for kids. Also, you may count 68 cubic feet of the total cargo space, which seems quite decent.
Few more things might be added to the list of standard equipment but we have no doubt that the most important features will remain unchanged. So, all versions should come standard with dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, a 15-inch touch screen, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a 14-speaker stereo, HD Radio, and wireless device charging. There aren’t many options in the offer, but you can get additional USB ports.
When it comes to safety, the current model comes standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist. Additionally, you can get automated lane changing and automated parking.
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance
The 2022 Tesla Model Y might bring novelties in this aspect. As you may know, the 2021 model came with a new version called Standard Range but Tesla removed it from the offer just a few months later. Allegedly, the company prepares a new entry-level version, which will practically be a rear-motor version with the same battery as the Long Range model. That should provide some pretty impressive autonomy, over 350 miles if we can trust rumors.
On the other side, the two familiar versions will continue in the same way. Of course, we are talking about Long Range and Performance models. The former will offer a max range of 326 miles and it will also be pretty fast, with the 0-60 time in less than 4.5 seconds. On the other side, the Performance model will offer a slightly shorter max range, but more power. This version can hit 60 mpg in just 3.6 seconds.
2022 Tesla Model Y Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Tesla Model Y sometime in the last quarter of the year. As the new Long Range RWD version is still a rumor, we won’t speculate about the price. On the other side, the Long Range and Performance models should continue n the same way, with price tags of $51.190 and $62.190, respectively.