The new entry-level Tesla is also said to debut the brand’s next-generation EV platform.
According to media reports, Tesla could introduce an all-new hatchback EV at the brand’s upcoming ‘Investor’s Day’ event.
The American EV carmaker recently released a promo video for its upcoming investor day event, which showcased sketches of the facelifted Model 3 and Model Y, alongside a side profile view of a hatchback, which has been rumoured to be in the works for quite a while now.
The new Tesla hatchback will be the brand’s most affordable model, positioned below the Model 3, making it the entry-level offering in the lineup. Tesla is expected to price the upcoming hatchback EV around $25,000. It is likely to feature a three-door configuration, squats lower to the ground and has smaller proportions when compared to the Model 3.
The new entry-level Tesla is also said to debut the brand’s next-generation EV platform, codenamed Generation 3. The new-generation platform will allow Tesla to cut production costs by half, making it viable for the brand to manufacture a mass-market model. The yet-to-be-named Tesla hatchback, once on sale, will directly take on rivals such as the Volkswagen ID.3, Nissan Leaf and Kia e-Niro. It is expected to be powered by a 50 kWh battery pack offering 250 miles (402 km) of range.
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