Perhaps now an idea of a 2019 Tesla Minivan sounds ludicrous. Nevertheless, you will be thinking in a completely different way a few years down the line. We feel that a minivan is they key missing piece in the Tesla lineup which they are planning to make.
They have already announced a fresh new batch of cars which is supposed to appear in the near future. We already know that a pickup and a compact SUV are coming. There have even been talks about a semi-truck appearing as well. This only leaves us with a minivan missing.
Some would say that the popularity of minivans has dwindled as the popularity of crossovers has gained speed. This might be true but it is also true that minivans are an absolute necessity for some.
Bigger families cannot simply drive away with a crossover or an SUV. They need the space and comfort that only a minivan can propose. So the idea behind a 2019 Tesla Minivan is absolutely normal to consider.
It’s actually pretty simple to figure out how to build the 2019 Tesla Minivan. The easiest way is to take the Model X SUV as a basis and start from there. Of course, we would have to extend the wheelbase a bit and change the dimensions. That way a third row of seats is added and sliding doors on the sides as well.
Also, adding the battery is not going to be a problem as there is enough room to fit it under the floor boards and place the motors at the sides of the wheels. So the idea behind it is there, it only remains to be seen if they decide to go for it.
We have put together a review based on a potential rendering of the minivan which we can discuss and analyze. As the 2019 Tesla Minivan has not been confirmed yet it would be interesting to see how they might make it.
Compiling the Exterior of the 2019 Tesla Minivan
According to our timeline, by 2019 Tesla Minivan comes out worldwide. Many of them are going to have similar lines. They are just going to differ based on the type of a car. So the minivan will probably attain a corporate look that the majority of the Tesla models have.
As far as the details about the 2019 Tesla Minivan go, we are probably going to get a model that incorporates the looks of the Model X car. In fact this model is already a minivan by the looks of it.
So if we just trim down some pieces and make it a little bit more family friendly we may end up getting the necessary look for our minivan model. Some specific modifications would include the re-positioning of the A-pillars which will maximize the spacing for the passenger part. In addition, it will make it more of a minivan that way.
Instead of the Falcon Wing doors, this version will have to add sliding doors for easier entrance. The car will include the mechanism which opens the doors within the C-Pillars part. It will make things much easier that way and it does not look that farfetched for this to be added.
Maximizing the Interior of the 2019 Tesla Minivan
We can probably expect that the 2019 Tesla Minivan gains nothing less than a usual high-tech Tesla interior. We also think that the inside will mainly be based on the current interior of the Model X, as it is the car which is the most similar to a minivan.
The layout will also add digital gauges. Furthermore, we are probably going to see the enormous touchscreen carried over for the best kind of convenience. We see the 2019 Tesla Minivan as a car can carry up to seven passengers. This is a configuration that goes 2+2 +3. This means that the back side of the car will have to be wider so the three passengers in the rear get to be accommodated.
Also the captains chairs in the central part will have to be moved a bit in order to allocate for more legroom for the people in the third row. They are going drastically to change the center console compared to the Model X because of the modifications of the position of the passengers. We can also expect to get some advanced convenience equipment. This will allow passengers to have more comfort and a nicer experience riding here.
The 2019 Tesla Minivan is going to be a full elective vehicle but will use different battery sizes. Since minivans are not that fast we are excluding the P90D version from the mix and we will most likely end up with 60D, 75D, and 90D ones.
IF we are to compare the capabilities of the drivetrains with the Model X, the entry model is the 60D version which will offer you a driving range of 200 miles. It also sprints to 0-60 mph in 6 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph. The next one is the 75D which has a larger range which goes to 237 miles.
But the most consistent one and the vehicle which provides the most range is the 90D with 257 miles, but also an all-wheel drive system and the ability to reach 60 mph from a standstill in 4.8 seconds.
The price of the 2019 Tesla Minivan will be much higher if we compare it to the Moodle X vehicles. So we are expecting the base 60D to be priced $45,000, the 75D is $53,000. At the same time the top tier 90D is going to go all the way to $68,000. However, there are going to be many additional pieces of equipment that they are going to change here.
Whether they decide to actually build the 2019 Tesla Minivan is still not sure. But the car is going to be a valuable accent as Tesla will that way be able to fill out its roster with the necessary configurations of cars that they need. The most suitable rival here is the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model.