Tesla Model Y’s Generous Trunk Space, + Spy Videos


Published on March 2nd, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

March 2nd, 2020 by  

Before getting to the article, here are 4 hot new videos and photos of the Tesla Model Y:

Originally published on X Auto.

A rare photo of the Tesla Model Y trunk has emerged online that shows the huge cargo space that the compact electric SUV has to offer to its owners, who have already received confirmations for March deliveries from the Silicon Valley–based automaker.

Tesla has from the start claimed a 66 cubic feet (ft³) of luggage space of the Model Y. That is more than 4× the Tesla Model 3 cargo volume. Of course, this much baggage capacity would be achieved with the 3rd-row seats either down or not present and includes the frunk.

The Tesla Model Y being a hatchback also means it has a large opening for the trunk, which is again an advantage over the Model 3’s smaller trunk lid when it comes to storing and accessing the rear luggage area. The following Model Y trunk photo shows that huge opening. I also brightened the original photo a bit to see more clearly inside. Either the 3rd-row seats are flattened or are not installed in this prototype.

Looking closely at the picture above, I just noticed that even the 2nd-row seats are somewhat 40-20-40 split, and if I am not mistaken, the 2nd-row seats also seem to be foldable flat, providing another level of luggage area capacity. If the 2nd row is foldable like in the 5-seat Model X configuration, I am sure one or two people of a normal height can easily fit into that space and have a rest on long trips or while camping.

Tesla Model Y Spottings from Tesla Fremont

As Tesla is in full preparation for the start of deliveries next month and including Model Y numbers in Q1 2020 sales figures, a Tesla enthusiast went past the Fremont car factory and found the backyard  full of Tesla Model Y and Model 3 frames, some “body in white” and some painted. He was also able to record a video of the Model Y being tested on the car factory’s campus test track, probably a Performance version of the Y.

Although Nicolae B. didn’t notice any delivery trucks loaded with Tesla Model Ys, according to a source at Tesla Owners of Massachusetts (@TeslaOwnersofMA/Twitter), the Performance variant of the Tesla Model Y is currently being produced in large numbers at the Fremont car factory and soon we will be able to witness the first deliveries of the Model Y Performance.

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Iqtidar Ali writes for X Auto about Tesla and electric vehicles. A true car enthusiast since his childhood, he covers his stories with an utmost passion, which is now guided by the mission towards sustainability. With over 1 decade of website development experience, he’s also our IT resource at hand. He also writes about tech stuff at UXTechPlus.com occasionally. Iqtidar can easily be reached on Twitter @IqtidarAlii (DM open for tips, feedback or a friendly message) or via email: iqtidar@xautoworld.com.