Judging by the latest rumors, Tesla is working on its first all-electric pickup truck. The vehicle is already in the works and should be introduced in early 2019, so we might see some prototypes sometime next year. Still, there are several renders that could hint the actual styling of the future truck, which is speculated to be named the 2019 Tesla Model U.
2019 Tesla Model U: Performance
So called “U” pickup will definitely get several amazing powertrain options. Let’s say that the base model could feature a 75D drivetrain, which will deliver around 328 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque. At the moment, the setup delivers about 237 miles of electric driving, and pretty respectable 0-60 sprint that is estimated to be below 6 seconds.
The carmaker will definitely add 90D, and perhaps P90D that will produce really impressive performance. The 90D model will be able to develop around of 417 horsepower and 485 pound-feet of torque, while the P90D should be capable to pump out 532 horsepower and 713 lb-ft of twist. Both options should stop at 400 miles of driving, which should be enabled with a 160 kWh battery pack that will be placed on top of the bed floor.
All the drivetrain will have a standard all-wheel drive, while the towing capacity might easily surpass 7,000 pounds, or even 10,000.
Styling and Features
The actual exterior bodywork is unknown at the moment, but according to the renders from the trucktrend.com, the 2019 Tesla Model U will look really spectacular. However, there are just rumors, so we will wait for some official photos.
One thing is sure – the 2019 Model U will definitely have an impressive equipment and amazing technology as every Tesla’s model. The overall cab will sport a minimalistic design, but also very cool features, which will be borrowed from the “X” crossover. Of course, since the all-electric pickup truck is coming in two or three years, we can expect something completely new.