Tesla’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” consists of a large range of future vehicles, consisting of a pickup, a compact SUV, and even a semi-truck. Sadly nevertheless, Tesla might be missing out on an important section specific niche– the minivan. Sure, sales of minivans have dwindled with the blowing up popularity of the crossover, but families continue to depend on the minivan’s unrivaled interior volume and downright handiness for transporting the kids and their things. With that in mind, we chose to render what a 2019 Tesla Minivan might look like.
A similar chassis as the Model X SUV would likely underpin Tesla’s version of a minivan. Maybe the wheelbase would be somewhat extended to accommodate for a bigger 3rd row and the unavoidable moving rear doors. Maybe Tesla engineers would develop some sort of hidden track system for those doors, getting rid of the unpleasant gap in the rear quarter panels. The capacity for development is limitless.
2019 Tesla Minivan Exterior
Okay, so the nose wasn’t hard to come up with. Tesla designers would certainly use the corporate aim to keep a connection to the automaker’s other products. Remember, 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, quite truthfully, practically a minivan anyhow. Swap those Falcon doors and sloping rear roofing for something a bit more household friendly, and boom– a minivan. That’s the concept here. There are a number of significant design changes our making shows between the Model X and the minivan. In advance, the position of the A-pillars are moved forward, optimizing the passenger compartment and producing that minivan appearance.
At the sides, a familiar manage operates the electronically activating moving doors. The primary support track for the doors could be hidden within the interior door panel. With the door closed, the interior panel would look typical, however when opened, a narrow area of the panel would arch open, exposing a track mechanism that runs along a hinge hidden in the C-pillar. It’s improbable, sure, but so are the Falcon Wing doors.
2019 Tesla Minivan Interior
Nothing short of Tesla’s elite interior should be expected. Chauffeurs will find it much like the Model X thanks to its completely digital gauge cluster and enormous infotainment screen. Controls for almost whatever will reside in the tablet, much like previous Tesla items. State-of-the-art features like Autopilot will exist, also.
Seating plans will enable 7 guests in a 2 + 2 + three configuration. The center captains chairs will move fore and aft, enabling additional leg space in the third row bench. Because the 3rd row will seat 3, the 2019 Tesla Minivan will have to be a little wider than the Model X, whose rearmost bench only seats two. This differentiation in seating plans will help set the Minivan apart from the Model X. it will likewise allow for more interior volume. That’s particularly true for the center console between the front travelers. Now mama belongs to save her massive handbag.
2019 Tesla Minivan Engine
Being a Tesla, this minivan will undoubtedly be totally electric. It will also come in a range of battery sizes. We do not anticipate Tesla to offer a P90D variation, however, as minivans aren’t indicated to be quick. So considering that, the minivan would likely use the 60D, 75D, and 90D versions, comparable (you thought it) to the Model X.
The base 60D will be the cost effective entry-level model that most soccer mamas will starve for. This powertrain provides 200 miles of range in the Model X, together with a six-second sprint to 60 miles per hour and a top speed of 130 miles per hour. Those are really respectable numbers for a minivan. Go with the 75D and the range extends to 237 miles, while efficiency statistics stay the very same.
Those looking for more power or a longer range will love the 90D. It offers 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 statistics. All-wheel drive will come as standard equipment, making the Tesla a good option for northern states.
2019 Tesla Minivan Prices
Tesla would likely place its minivan between the Model 3 and Model S, so expect the base 60D to begin around $45,000. Picking the 75D would cost around $53,000 and the high-spec 90D would cost roughly $68,000. Adding choices like Autopilot, the Premium Package, Smart Air Suspension Package, Subzero Weather Package, Ultra High Fidelity Sound Package, and Towing Package would up the rates.