Nobody can quite agree on what the Tesla Model Y is. Last night, at the grand unveiling of what’s set to be the fourth car in the automaker’s electric line-up, Tesla CEO Elon Musk referred to the Model Y as a “midsize SUV”; others, meanwhile, have argued that it’s actually a compact SUV.
Then there’s the “crossover” name, which first became truly popular with the launch of the Toyota RAV4 back in 1996. Being a crossover isn’t so much a matter of size, just to muddy the definition waters a little more. Instead, it’s about having the styling cues of an SUV, but being based on a passenger car platform underneath.
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