March 15 (UPI) -- Tesla unveiled its highly anticipated new Model Y compact SUV, which CEO Elon Musk said would release in fall 2020.
The Model Y will debut at a starting price of $47,000 for the "Long Range" model with a more standard $39,000 model available in spring 2021, Musk announced in a live-streamed event from the company's Los Angeles Design Studio on Thursday night.
Upgraded dual motor all-wheel drive and performance models will also be available in the fall for $51,000 and $60,000 respectively.
The compact SUV, which Musk compared to a larger version of the company's Model 3 sedan, will have a range of 300 miles, a 0.23 drag coefficient and the capability to increase in speed from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
"It has the functionality of an SUV, but it rides like a sports car," Musk said.
It also features a panoramic glass roof, seating for seven people and will come feature autopilot some time later this year.