All the way back in 2016 Elon Musk said the Tesla is very likely to build a pickup truck in the near future. According to Musk, it is the only logical move for the company to do. The 2020 Tesla Pickup Truck will go on sale in a two-year time, however, there are not many details about this model.
According to reliable reports, Tesla will draw plenty of styling cues from the Model X SUV. Pickup segment is in extremely growth and Tesla’s new pickup will for sure boost the competition even more. If the reports are true, Tesla is likely to build a mid-size pickup that will arrive with the revolutionary exterior design and futuristic interior. Furthermore, it is up to Tesla to provide great tow rating, decent mileage, and efficient drivetrain.
2020 Tesla Pickup Truck offers a unique design
The upcoming 2020 Tesla Pickup Truck will share a lot of cues with the Model X SUV, as we already wrote. This move makes perfect sense, but on the other hand, the pickup will for sure offer a certain amount of uniqueness. And while we expect similar side profile, the truck model should be taller and more aggressive.
We still don’t have a clear picture of the pickup’s look, but we can expect plenty of Tesla’s signature moves such as chrome and black trims. Moreover, rugged appearance is a must, along with the reinforced chassis and futuristic appearance.
2020 Tesla Pickup Truck interior
Another department that will be interesting to see is the interior, for sure. We can’t imagine the outcome where Tesla fails to deliver astonishing cabin design. Just like the exterior, the interior will also draw a lot of from the Model X SUV. That includes sportier bucket seats, a large touchscreen, and a smaller dashboard.
Furthermore, the all-digital gauge cluster is a must, along with the other newest technologies. We don’t know the number of trim levels, but you can expect leather seats and other upscale amenities to be on offer in one way or another.
2020 Tesla Pickup Truck engine rumors
There is no doubt that the company will offer numerous drivetrain options for the 2020 Tesla Pickup Truck. Of course, we are speaking about the electric powertrains. For an instance, Tesla Model X SUV offers up to four drivetrain choices, a 60D, 75D, 90D and P90D. If Tesla borrows the same lineup, we can exclude a 60D choice as it is not capable for the pickup segment.
Starting with the 75D variant, it offers 328 HP and 387 lb-ft of torque. Model X provides 237 miles of electric driving range and it hits from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds. The 90D comes with 257 miles of driving range and it hits 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. This output is rated at 417 horses and 485 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful output is the P90D that delivers 532 hp and 713 lb-ft of twists. Thanks to those figures, the SUV model will hit from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds.
2020 Tesla Pickup Truck price and production
The forthcoming 2020 Tesla Pickup Truck will go on sale by the end of 2019. The starting price of around $50,000 is the most likely outcome. That means the pickup model is less expensive than the SUV variant by 13,000. Logically, more optional features and stronger powertrain will cost significantly more. This model will compete with the new BMW pickup truck.