Tesla’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” consists of a wide variety of future vehicles, consisting of a pickup, a compact SUV, and even a semi-truck. Sadly however, Tesla might be missing out on a crucial section specific niche– the minivan. Sure, sales of minivans have diminished with the exploding popularity of the crossover, but families continue to depend on the minivan’s unparalleled interior volume and downright handiness for transporting the kids and their stuff. With that in mind, we chose to render what a 2019 Tesla Minivan might appear like.
A comparable chassis as the Model X SUV would likely underpin Tesla’s variation of a minivan. Possibly the wheelbase would be somewhat stretched to accommodate for a larger third row and the unavoidable moving rear doors. Perhaps Tesla engineers would establish some sort of covert track system for those doors, getting rid of the unpleasant gap in the rear quarter panels. The capacity for development is boundless.
2019 Tesla Minivan Exterior
Okay, so the nose wasn’t difficult to come up with. Tesla designers would surely utilize the business want to retain a connection to the car manufacturer’s other items. Keep in mind, by this time, Tesla will have the two sedans, an SUV, a pickup truck, a city bus, and a semi-truck.
The Model X is, rather truthfully, nearly a minivan anyway. Swap those Falcon doors and sloping rear roofing system for something a bit more household friendly, and boom– a minivan. That’s the idea here. There are numerous significant style changes our making shows between the Model X and the minivan. Up front, the position of the A-pillars are moved forward, taking full advantage of the passenger compartment and producing that minivan appearance.
At the sides, a familiar manage runs the digitally actuating sliding doors. The main assistance track for the doors could be concealed within the interior door panel. With the door closed, the interior panel would look normal, but when opened, a narrow section of the panel would arch open, exposing a track mechanism that runs along a hinge hidden in the C-pillar. It’s far-fetched, sure, however so are the Falcon Wing doors.
2019 Tesla Minivan Interior
Absolutely nothing short of Tesla’s elite interior should be anticipated. Drivers will find it similar to the Model X thanks to its fully digital gauge cluster and enormous infotainment screen. Controls for almost everything will reside in the tablet, much like previous Tesla products. High-tech features like Autopilot will be present, too.
Seating arrangements will enable seven travelers in a two + two + 3 setup. The center captains chairs will move fore and aft, allowing for extra leg space in the third row bench. Due to the fact that the third row will seat 3, the 2019 Tesla Minivan will need to be somewhat larger than the Model X, whose rearmost bench only seats 2. This distinction in seating plans will assist set the Minivan apart from the Model X. it will also allow for more interior volume. That’s specifically true for the center console between the front guests. Now mommy belongs to store her massive purse.
2019 Tesla Minivan Engine
Being a Tesla, this minivan will clearly be completely electrical. It will likewise come in a variety of battery sizes. We do not anticipate Tesla to provide a P90D variation, however, as minivans aren’t suggested to be quickly. So thinking about that, the minivan would likely offer the 60D, 75D, and 90D versions, similar (you thought it) to the Model X.
The base 60D will be the budget friendly entry-level model that a lot of soccer moms will lust for. This powertrain uses 200 miles of range in the Model X, in addition to a six-second sprint to 60 mph and a leading speed of 130 miles per hour. Those are very decent numbers for a minivan. Opt for the 75D and the range extends to 237 miles, while performance statistics remain the same.
Those looking for more power or a longer range will enjoy the 90D. It provides 257 miles of all-electric driving and a 0-to-60 mph sprint time of 4.8 seconds. That’s far beyond any existing minivan’s stats. All-wheel drive will come as basic devices, making the Tesla a good option for northern states.
2019 Tesla Minivan Prices
Tesla would likely place its minivan in between the Model 3 and Model S, so anticipate the base 60D to start around $45,000. Selecting the 75D would cost around $53,000 and the high-spec 90D would cost roughly $68,000. Adding alternatives like Autopilot, the Premium Package, Smart Air Suspension Package, Subzero Weather Package, Ultra High Fidelity Sound Package, and Towing Package would up the prices.