Tesla Model Y: We found the trace of the 7 -seater version of the SUV, Tesla Model Y: why the 7 -seater version should be marketed in Europe?

Tesla Model Y: why the 7 -seater version should be marketed in Europe

This version requires additional assembly steps and must surely be seen by Tesla as a very restrictive option, reducing the production rate. As proof, the performance version of the Model sold in the United States is only available in 5-seater version. It should also be noted that this option has been available for Americans since January 2021 while the Model has been produced there since 2019, proof that this version is not so simple to implement, especially for Elon Musk who wants as few options as possible.

Tesla Model Y: We found the trace of the 7 -seater version of the SUV

Tesla launched this morning in Europe this morning and in particular in France its new SUV Model Y Propulsion, cheaper than the Model 3. The 7-seater version, of this electric car, marketed in the United States, is still not available in Europe. But why ?

This morning, Tesla caused a sensation throughout Europe by starting the marketing of its new SUV Model Y Propulsion, the opportunity for us to take stock of the differences between the great autonomy and performance versions. It is currently the most affordable electric car of the American manufacturer, cheaper than the cheapest of Model 3 ! It is therefore the most recommendable Tesla at the moment, especially since it stands out from the sedan by its SUV format, with its trunk replaced by a tailgate. This is a 5 -door and not a 4 -door, offering much more capacity and load possibility in terms of trunk. But … something wrong with this European model y !

A version 7 place reserved for Americans

As we can see on the Tesla site, American consumers have access to an absent version in Europe and Asia. We are talking about the version with 7 places, against 5 places for the basic model. In the USA, For 3,000 dollars (excluding taxes) more, It is possible to order your Model Y with 2 additional seats. These take place at the level of the trunk, and allow children or small adults to settle there.

A third well thought out

A clever system allows the 2nd row of seats to slide, to leave more or less space in the legs in the 3rd row. The latter can of course fall back in order to offer a more spacious chest. But the volume of the latter is however reduced by the presence of these two folded seats. To get on these two seats, you should not go through the trunk, but by the side doors. The seats of the 2nd row have a mechanism allowing to leave enough room to access the 3rd row as we can see in the video below.

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When is Tesla Model y 7 places in France ?

Why is this option not available in Europe and Asia ? Will it be offered one day to European and Asian customers and, if so, when, when, ? We contacted Tesla France who could not answer these different questions. We will therefore have to be satisfied with some hypotheses.

The first is that the models sold there in Europe and Asia are manufactured in the Gigafactory of Tesla in Shanghai in China and Berlin in Germany. Unlike American models that are made on site. One can thus imagine that the American production lines are planned for this special version, with seven places, unlike other factories.

This version requires additional assembly steps and must surely be seen by Tesla as a very restrictive option, reducing the production rate. As proof, the performance version of the Model sold in the United States is only available in 5-seater version. It should also be noted that this option has been available for Americans since January 2021 while the Model has been produced there since 2019, proof that this version is not so simple to implement, especially for Elon Musk who wants as few options as possible.

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Also, the American market is very fond of the XXL SUVs with 7 seats, as we can see regularly in films and series shot on site. The fertility rate is also higher in the country of Uncle Sam compared to Europe, requiring more seats in cars. This is perhaps the reason why Tesla reserves the Model Y to 7 places in the United States. Hoping that it is only temporary. In the opposite case, you will have to fall back on other models, such as the Model X, the future Kia EV9 or the Mercedes EQB to name a few.

We can then console ourselves by saying that the Model 3 Propulsion is not available in the United States (except in rare lucky) and that the entry ticket is thus higher ..

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Tesla Model Y: why the 7 -seater version should be marketed in Europe ?

Tesla range

The Tesla Model is certainly the greatest success of the American brand of electric vehicles. Indeed, the model has become the best -selling vehicle in the world recently. However in France and more broadly in Europe we are not allowed to all versions since a variation present in other markets is more intended for large families. Caroom explains you !

A 7-seater version present in the United States

On the North American market, the Tesla Model is available in a version offering 7 places. To get there, he obtained a second sliding bench but also two third row seats. In addition, rear occupants will be able to load their devices with USB-C ports.

However, do not expect this version to go on vacation at 7. Indeed, the rear seats seem cramped for long journeys while once unfolded, they no longer allow you to enjoy a bulky trunk. For long journeys to more than 5 people, you must favor the Tesla Model X. However, for 3,000 dollars, a price displayed on the Tesla configurator, this version can seduce many families in Europe allowing to have two repairing places to help around everyday life.

Soon in Europe ?

Tesla launched this version on the North American market but not yet in Europe. A strategy difficult to understand especially when you know that many cuts available in 4 places on the Old Continent were only offered with 2 places in the country of Uncle Sam (Honda Cr-Z, Mazda RX-7… )). This proves that manufacturers have always avoided offering the United States to the limited rear seats.

Tesla seems to want to break the codes. The success of a 7-seater version would certainly be there in Europe. Especially since the 7 -seater minivans have boomed with us but now their market is declining in front of the SUVs. It would then be interesting for Tesla to offer a Y model, a vehicle close to a SUV with 7 places allowing to seduce customers of minivans and that of SUVs.

Paul-Émile

Car journalist and dedicated member of the Caroom team, I have always been passionate. I like to restore my vintage cars, an experience and a passion that I want to share with everyone. I now put my knowledge and research at the service of Caroom Internet users to help you make the right choices. Pleasure on the roads.

Electric car: which Tesla 7 seats choose in 2023 ?

Several tesla in charge in a superchargal station

You want to acquire a large electric car and more precisely a Tesla 7 places ? On the electric market, the brand of Elon Musk has a very convincing range and is increasingly essential, evidenced by its record results in 2021. Among the available models, which are available in 7 -seater configuration ? We take stock in this article and we accompany you to choose your Tesla.

  • 1 Tesla Model X: one of the few 7 -seater models
  • 2 What about the other vehicles of the brand ?
    • 2.1 The Tesla Model Y
    • 2.2 The Tesla Model S

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    Tesla Model X: one of the few 7 -seater models

    Tesla Model X

    For the moment, only an American brand vehicle is available in 7 -seater configuration In France. This is the large Tesla Model X SUV, which is also marketed in 5 and 6 places versions. Note also that the powerful Plaid version does not offer 7 places, you will then have to orient yourself towards the basic one. There third row is located in the trunk, but the volume of the latter remains very satisfactory since it still reaches 544 liters, and up to 1,145 l in 5 -seater configuration.

    To get the wheel of this Tesla seven places, No less than 99,990 euros… At this price, the performance is high-flying, like battery life, which reaches 576 km In WLTP cycle.

    The Tesla range does not stop at Model X, but there are currently other 7-seater cars ?

    What about other vehicles of the brand ?

    The Tesla Model Y

    Tesla Model Y rear

    More compact, the Tesla Model indeed exists there in Seven -seater configuration… but not on the European market ! On the American site, you have the possibility of choosing 7 seats on the large autonomy version, an option not available on the French site. Impossible then at present to know if this variation will one day be offered in Europe. According to many consumer feedback, the Third row of seats on the Tesla Model Y is more intended for children and especially during short trips. Leg space and in general is also greatly reduced in these places. What make more and more things to do with them.

    Read �� Which Tesla Model 3 should you choose in 2023 ?

    The Tesla Model S

    Tesla Model S Version 7 Places

    Did you know that the Tesla Model S had already been available in 7 -seater version ? Well, according to Elon Musk’s latest announcements on the subject, it seems that the 7 -seater option is soon returning to the electric sedan.

    These two additional seats, available on first versions of the model, were located in the trunk and back to the road. Given the silhouette of the sedan, you can imagine that this third bench was rather intended for children or for short journeys.

    On March 6, 2021, a video shot in the drone showing the Tesla factory park in Fremont, California, was published, and the most observers had observed a copy of Tesla Model S with two additional seats. This rumor was later confirmed by the brand co -founder.

    It remains to be seen when this option will be available again at the configurator ..

    The main thing to remember

    You will understand, it is currently difficult to acquire a 7 -seater electric tesla If you go through the brand configurator. While the production of the new large SUV is delayed, the model is simply not available in 7 -seater configuration in France. As for the Model S sedan in seven -seater version, it has not yet been launched. Want to learn more about the Elon Musk brand range ? We present to you the other Tesla vehicles ! But also all the equipment available on the Tesla !

    Tesla Model S and Model Y photo credits: Autoviva & Alexander Migl