Tesla Model Y Gets Crossover Design "Fix" Rendering

We hesitate to say anything biased about any Tesla car. The opposing communities that love these EVs or hate them are extremely vocal. The new Model Y is already looking like an extremely popular car, but we couldn't help saying a few things about its design that we hope both parties agree with.
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Photo: YouTube screenshot/TheSketchMonkey
It's probably for the best that Tesla didn't install falcon doors like on the bigger Model X crossover. However, the proportions remain the same and they aren't anything like those of a traditional SUV. This egg-like shape is very efficient but doesn't bring any of that ruggedness you usually associate with a 4x4.

Compared to the sleek and sporty Model 3, the Y has almost the same wheelbase but adds over seven inches to the overall height. It's a shame that the last letter in S3XY is the least exciting.

If Tesla called it a minivan, that would have been fine. But purely as a styling project, the Model Y feels like a failure compared to the crazy Cybertruck. Digital artist TheSketchMonkey tried to capture some of that mad attitude to shape language, bottle it and spray it all over the crossover EV.

He says that the simplest way to "fix" the Model Y is to raise the nose a little bit. That has the double effect of making it more SUV-like and less like an electric car with no engine at the front. It's pretty clear that most crossover buyers aren't interested in hitting the trails or getting their paint scratched, but want the confidence of being able to do all that.

To make the Tesla look more like a traditional crossover, the artist lifts the body by the bootstraps, changes a few lines at the front and slightly increases the amount of body cladding. The wrap-around headlights are also a nice feature.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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