According to information shared by Reuters, Tesla is currently working on an ambitious redesign of the Model Y. Codenamed Juniper, it would benefit from a new design and better performance. Its launch is scheduled for 2024.
While Volkswagen has just unveiled the ID. 3 of 2023, the redesign of its electric compact, the Reuters news agency has just shared exclusive information on the redesign of the flagship model of another manufacturer: the Tesla Model Y.
According to three sources familiar with the matter, the world leader in electric cars is therefore working on a complete redesign of the Model Yits best-selling and most produced model worldwide (the Model Y is manufactured in factories in Fremont, Texas, Shanghai and Grünheide).
This new version, which responds to the code name “Juniper Project”, would include significant changes to the interior and exterior design of Tesla’s SUV. According to the Reuters sources, who preferred to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, the start of production of this revised and corrected Model Y is scheduled for 2024.
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Redesigned design, better performance, and optimized production
Still according to them, Tesla would have asked separately to certain suppliers to establish quotations for the components of the cabin and the body of the Juniper project. Unfortunately, we don’t have any details about the changes to the design of the SUV. In addition, Reuters mentions an improvement in the vehicle’s performance (no details on this point either), without forget an optimization of the Model Y production line.
For Reuters, this restyling of the Model Y will allow Tesla to meet strong demand in certain key markets such as China and the United States. For example, Tesla has already sold the stocks of Model Y planned for the 1st quarter of 2023 in the United States. “Model Y is not only Tesla’s best-selling model, but also the best-selling EV in the world, so it’s important to keep it up-to-date.” said in the columns of Reuters Ed Kim, president and chief analyst of AutoPacific.
Be careful however, Reuters statements should be taken with a pinch of salt. Indeed, the agency has been wrong several times in the past about Tesla’s supposed plans. Nevertheless, the converse is also true, since Reuters was the first media to share in November 2022 information on the Highland projectthe redesign of the Model 3. For now, its entry into production is still scheduled for 2023.