Today marks the launch of the first Tesla Model Y deliveries and owners have already shared off images of their new shiny compact SUVs.
The launch of the Model Y in the U.S. has also made available a PDF download of the Tesla Model Y owner’s manual, which spans 224 pages and notes a March 13, 2020, publishing date.
As for unanswered questions, the rear seats have two sweating positions and also fold in a 60/40 split adjustment. The centre seat back can be independently folded forward for storing skis on a trip, for example. This centre seat also has a centre head rest built into the top of the seat, while the rear seats also support LATCH anchors for the outboard seating positions.
As for towing capacity, the car does not come equipped with a tow hitch, but page 189 says “if equipped” in brackets, suggesting a future accessory may be made available.
Ground clearance for the Model Y is at 5.5 inches (140 mm), while the length is at 184.8 inches (4,694 mm), height at 56.8 inches (1,443 mm), and width (with mirrors) at 82.2 inches (2,088 mm).
Model Y also has a HomeLink Universal Transceiver to add your garage remote and more. There is also a built-in Qi wireless charging pad, able to support up to two smartphones.
As for airbags, there are knee, front, seat-mounted and curtain airbags in Model Y. The vehicle also has a heat pump for heating and cooling, while a 12V battery also in located in Model Y.
You can click here to download the Model Y owner’s manual for North America. Expect more details to come as owners test their vehicles on the road.