2020 Tesla Model Y has been on the market since March of 2020. Despite CEO Elon Musk's previous claims, the Model Y was really simply a bigger version of the Model 3. Musk, on the other hand, predicted that the electric crossover will ultimately overtake the well-liked and far less priced Vehicle 3 sedan as Tesla's best-selling model.
But the Model Y is already proving to be extremely popular throughout the world and even outselling its smaller, less expensive sister in several places. In spite of the Model Y's quick rise in popularity, it's not always the greatest car out there. Competition from Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, and, of course, the Model 3 makes it difficult to stand out.
The Y is the first all-electric compact SUV to be on sale in 2020. However, it has a more spacious cabin than Tesla's Model 3 tiny sedan. The third row, albeit cramped, is at least an alternative. The Y is a standout when it comes to giving an EV with a good blend of interior room, range, and performance. This 2020 vs 2022 Tesla Model Y article is all you need to know the new refinements in the newest model.
Tweaks in the new Model Y
The Model Y is getting a few tweaks for the year 2022 from Tesla. From a smaller lithium-ion battery to laminated rear windows to reduce cabin noise, these features are all included in the new model. The Y is also said to be undergoing additional dramatic alterations in the near future. Tesla may opt for a structurally integrated design known as 4680 for the Y's primary battery pack. We don't know yet how this new battery pack will affect the Y's capabilities or performance, but we'll keep this area updated as we discover more.
2022 Tesla Model Y ranked #2 in luxury compact vehicles (Source)
The following new improvements that have been made to the new Tesla Model Y:
- Road noise is less
- When the trunk is being closed, it's very quiet.
- When you open the windows, it sounds almost like nothing is going on at all.
- Parking brake noise is a lot less loud now.
- Engaging and letting go are both times when you have to let go of something (going into Drive)
- Door unlocking is a lot quieter.
- The driving range is long
- It has a quick start and good control.
- Many high-tech safety features in the spacious interior Bigger Battery and Improved Performance
Tesla will remove the RWD Model Y Standard Range trim level in the United States for the 2022 model year. The 2022 Tesla Model Y is available in dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Long Range, and Performance trim levels, both of which start far above $50,000. Expect a modest reduction in range on the 2022 Model Y Long Range, which Tesla puts as 318 miles, down from the EPA-rated 326 miles on the 2021 model. Tesla is expected to begin Model Y manufacturing in 2022 at its new facility in Austin, Texas. Model Ys made in Texas will include a bigger battery pack and a streamlined underbody construction, which will make mass production of this electric compact SUV easier.
You'll discover a more open interpretation of the formula that Model 3 established. While it has many similarities to the Model 3 in terms of design, it is more practical because it is based on an SUV platform. It comes with its own set of advantages, but overall, the Model Y is a compelling illustration of what an electric SUV can and should be in general.