we show you the one that could dynamite everything in its path!

Since the Model S introduced in 2012, the Californian brand Tesla has methodically rolled out its range from top to bottom. In this relentless industrial logic, a compact sedan is next on the list. We have already imagined her silhouette and taken stock of what is expected of her.

Like Russian dolls, Tesla models unfolded from top to bottom. The pioneering Model S (4.97 m) was introduced in 2012, it has since undergone a first restyling in 2016 then a second in 2021. A shorter Model 3 (4.69 m) followed suit in 2017, this The latter has even become the best-selling family sedan in the segment in Europe, overcoming many thermal rivals established for decades, boosting a declining market. Ditto on the SUV side with the Model X (5.04 m) and its famous Falcon Wings doors that appeared in 2015, supplemented in 2020 by the Model Y (4.75 m), the latter being in a way the high-pitched alter ego of the Model 3.

Named Model 2 or not, this compact is essential for Tesla

The future Tesla Model 2 will not arrive before 2024.© Didier RIC

But there’s still one thing missing from Tesla’s electric bow, namely a compact sedan that could delight even more customers. For a while called Model 2, this “Golf” for Tesla should finally adopt a completely different surname. Moreover, it was initially to be unveiled in 2023, but Elon Musk, the brand’s charismatic if not controversial big boss postponed the launch to 2024. Anyway, this Tesla perfectly calibrated for Europe as for China will be able to hold its own against the Volkswagen ID.3 – restyled in a few months – Renault Mégane E-Tech electric but also the Cupra Born and MG4. A new territory in which the Californian brand will legitimately have its say.

For the assembly of its compact sedan two Gigafactory, at Tesla we no longer say factory, at Renault either now, one in Berlin, the other in Shanghai will be used. Ultimate question what will be the price of the Tesla Model 2? In other words, will it be as competitive as an MG4? Doubt is allowed. Finally on the technical level, architectures with an electric machine or a “twin engine” configuration will be on the history program, on the top of the range to become a real Golf GTI, or even a fully watted Golf R!

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Published on 26/12/2022 Updated 26/12/2022

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