Tesla Model 3 Crossover Planned

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Tesla has more than just the Model 3 sedan in the works.

According to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, the American electric automaker plans to add a crossover variant of its Model 3 to the lineup in the future. Essentially, it suggests that the Model 3 will be a family of cars, acting as a more affordable, entry-level version to its Model S and Model X vehicles.

Most recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the Model 3 will actually have at least a 250-mile range and will be priced around $35,000. It will also arrive in 2017 to compete with the Chevrolet Bolt.

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The Model X crossover is expected to begin deliveries towards the end of the year after numerous delays, and is essentially a crossover version of the existing and popular Model S sedan. If Tesla follows the same formula, expect the Tesla Model 3 crossover to have at least a 250-mile range and be priced well under $50,000 to capture a growing segment.

One could argue that it’s not really a surprise that Tesla is planning an entry-level crossover model as well, considering how booming the segment currently is.

[Source: The Wall Street Journal]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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