Tesla community members have taken it upon themselves to bring the Model Y to life ahead of Thursday’s official unveiling event.
Redditor J380 shared a rather lifelike Model Y rendering that took an image of a Model 3 and stretched its proportions over Tesla’s teaser image of the upcoming all-electric crossover. By transposing Model 3’s headlight and roofline to an image of Model Y’s silhouette, and one might be able to visualize a vehicle that somewhat resembles a miniature version of a Model X.
The second photo shared by another Reddit user “filled in” the same shadowy email-sourced pic, portraying the crossover EV with a wider hood and curvier overall appearance than the Model 3-based render. That same image was then further altered to brighten the appearance, increasing overall visibility.
This isn’t the first time the Tesla community has taken to Photoshop to render a Model Y to life. Motivated by a similar teaser image that was first shared by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2018, Tesla enthusiast and graphic artist Miguel Massé envisioned a crossover with generous ground clearance and an aggressive stance. Massé also imagined a $25,000 Tesla subcompact sedan, first mentioned by Musk during an exclusive interview with tech reviewer and social media influencer MKBHD.
Tesla Model Y is expected to generate more demand than Model 3 and sell at a rate of nearly 1 million units per year. According to Musk, Model Y will also have far lower production costs than any other vehicle in its fleet and achieve a rapid production ramp based on it sharing 75% of its components with Model 3. Previously, the company had planned on building the crossover on a completely new architecture and from a dedicated factory, but after Tesla’s executive team brought Musk back from the “cliffs of insanity“, it was decided that the Model 3 would be the core architecture for the new vehicle.
The Model Y is set to be unveiled on March 14th via a