Tesla’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” includes a vast array of future vehicles, consisting of a pickup, a compact SUV, and even a semi-truck. Sadly however, Tesla may be missing out on an important sector niche– the minivan. Sure, sales of minivans have diminished with the exploding appeal of the crossover, however households continue to depend on the minivan’s unrivaled interior volume and downright handiness for transporting the kids and their stuff. With that in mind, we decided to render exactly what a 2019 Tesla Minivan might look like.
A similar chassis as the Model X SUV would likely underpin Tesla’s variation of a minivan. Perhaps the wheelbase would be slightly stretched to accommodate for a larger third row and the inevitable moving rear doors. Perhaps Tesla engineers would develop some sort of hidden track system for those doors, eliminating the undesirable gap in the rear quarter panels. The capacity for development is limitless.
2019 Tesla Minivan Exterior
Okay, so the nose wasn’t difficult to come up with. Tesla designers would surely use the corporate aim to retain a connection to the car manufacturer’s other products. Keep in mind, by this time, Tesla will have the two sedans, an SUV, a pickup, a city bus, and a semi-truck.
The Model X is, quite truthfully, almost a minivan anyway. Swap those Falcon doors and sloping rear roofing for something a bit more family friendly, and boom– a minivan. That’s the idea here. There are several significant style changes our rendering shows in between the Model X and the minivan. Up front, the position of the A-pillars are slid forward, taking full advantage of the traveler compartment and creating that minivan look.
At the sides, a familiar handle runs the electronically activating sliding doors. The main assistance track for the doors could be hidden within the interior door panel. With the door closed, the interior panel would look normal, but when opened, a narrow section of the panel would arch open, revealing a track mechanism that runs along a hinge hidden in the C-pillar. It’s far-fetched, sure, but so are the Falcon Wing doors.
2019 Tesla Minivan Interior
Nothing except Tesla’s elite interior should be expected. Chauffeurs will find it similar to the Model X thanks to its totally digital gauge cluster and huge infotainment screen. Controls for almost whatever will live in the tablet, just like previous Tesla items. Modern features like Autopilot will exist, as well.
Seating plans will enable seven guests in a 2 + two + three setup. The center captains chairs will move fore and aft, enabling extra leg space in the 3rd row bench. Because the third row will seat 3, the 2019 Tesla Minivan will have to be somewhat broader than the Model X, whose rearmost bench only seats 2. This distinction in seating arrangements will help set the Minivan apart from the Model X. it will likewise enable more interior volume. That’s specifically real for the center console between the front travelers. Now mom belongs to store her enormous handbag.
2019 Tesla Minivan Engine
Being a Tesla, this minivan will obviously be completely electrical. It will also be available in a variety of battery sizes. We don’t expect Tesla to provide a P90D version, nevertheless, as minivans aren’t suggested to be quickly. So considering that, the minivan would likely use the 60D, 75D, and 90D versions, similar (you thought it) to the Model X.
The base 60D will be the budget friendly entry-level model that most soccer moms will starve for. This powertrain provides 200 miles of range in the Model X, in addition to a six-second sprint to 60 mph and a leading speed of 130 miles per hour. Those are extremely reputable numbers for a minivan. Go with the 75D and the range extends to 237 miles, while efficiency statistics remain the very same.
Those looking for more power or a longer range will love the 90D. It provides 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 devices, making the Tesla a great choice for northern states.
2019 Tesla Minivan Prices
Tesla would likely place its minivan between the Model 3 and Model S, so anticipate the base 60D to begin around $45,000. Selecting the 75D would cost around $53,000 and the high-spec 90D would cost approximately $68,000. Including alternatives like Autopilot, the Premium Package, Smart Air Suspension Package, Subzero Weather Package, Ultra High Fidelity Sound Package, and Towing Package would up the prices.