Earlier this year, in January to be exact, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, stated in an interview that the company is quite likely to build a pickup in the future. Even though Musk refused to provide further details by saying that making a truck is a logical thing to do in the future, his earlier remark is enough to build anticipation to how Tesla pickup might look like.
Unfortunately, a brand-new year is around the corner, but Tesla has not said even a word about the highly anticipated pickup. It’s such a shame, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t envision how the truck would be like in the future, right? Well, if you don’t mind with some speculations, here are the features the upcoming Tesla pickup might have.
Tesla Truck Specifications
Truck Trend thinks this pickup could be named Model U for Utility. Design wise, the future Tesla truck will not be dramatic or full of surprise and probably will look like a traditional midsize pickup should be. However, to set it apart with other truck, it could come with Tesla’s signature Front Trunk (Frunk). Not only it will provide generous additional storage, but the Frunk could also come with a drain plug. As a result, the owner can put wet and muddy stuff there without making a mess in the cabin.
Since this is a Telsa Truck we are talking about, the bed definitely becomes the most noteworthy aspect. Since the truck will not need a driveshaft, it could be made much deeper. Hence, more space and it could also hint to more hauling capacity.
The new Tesla pickup truck might follow Model X formula, but without the base 60D trim. 75D could be the base model in the pickup but with a slightly better statistic. Model X has 237 miles of range and the 0-60 mph time is 6 seconds. It definitely would be really great if the pickup could make it faster by one second.
Just like the X, Model U could do great with AWD system that can ensure all year round usability. While Model X has 5,000 kg towing capacity, let’s expect the pickup to have at least 7,500 towing capacity, moving up to 10,000 kg for top range model.
Tesla Pickup Truck Price and Release Date
Unfortunately, we have to remind ourselves once again that everything regarding the Tesla pickup is mere speculation. We don’t know yet whether Tesla will produce this truck or not, and even though they will, it will be years before it will finally debut, perhaps in 2020.
No matter when the truck will finally hit the market, its success will partly depend on the pricing. Since this pickup could adopt various Model X elements, it probably would follow X into luxury segment. And as a consequent, the price tag it carries would be higher compared to another model in the segment.
But we don’t know how pickup market competition would be like by the time it is launched. Therefore, giving it a similar price with other truck models in its class is possible as well. Nevertheless, the price could start at $50,000 to $60,000—which is still cheaper than Model X—and moving up to $150,000 for higher end models.
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