If you are one of Elon Musk's 2.7 million Twitter followers, perhaps you caught a quick glimpse of the Tesla CEO's recent hints about the potential for a Tesla Model Y, which could be Tesla's next crossover vehicle, before the mention vanished.
Last week, Musk tweeted in response to a follower who inquired about the design of the upcoming Model 3 — namely asking if it would be equipped with the falcon wing doors found on the Model X, which went on sale last week. Falcon wing doors harken back to the original gull wing doors first implemented on the 1952 Mercedes-Benz SL; Tesla's updated version is designed to make it easier to get in and out of the car (and it's a look long favored by car enthusiasts).
"There will be a Model 3 and a Model Y. One of the two will," Musk tweeted. The tweet was promptly deleted, but not before Tech Insider captured a screen shot of the mention.
Musk also suggested that the Model Y will be a crossover model, based on the upcoming Tesla Model 3 sedan. The Model 3 is a family sedan that will likely be priced in the $35,000 range — Tesla's most affordable product to date and one that takes aim at the BMW 3 Series. We already know that the Model 3 will include a range of body styles and it's possible that Model Y is part of that product plan. Meanwhile, Musk's Twitter feed is back to more pedestrian matters — including his positive review of Ridley Scott's film, The Martian.
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