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Tesla’s Cybertruck bakkie finally breaks cover





22 November 2019


The Tesla bakkie finally made its debut and it’s fair to say that the design is quite controversial.

We’ll leave the looks out of it for now, as we look at the basic specification.

The Cybertruck is a full-size bakkie, or in other word, American-sized. It’s 5 885mm long, 2 027mm wide and 1 905mm tall.

It has seating for six people. Not much is known about the interior, barring a single interior image. From that we can see that Tesla has gone for a minimalist approach, similar to its other products.

And while the looks may divide, there’s no arguing with the power. Tesla will be offering various models, with the Tri-Motor being the most powerful variant. Tesla claims it can sprint to 96km/h in 2.9 seconds and complete the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds. That’s the same time Porsche claims for its all-new Taycan electric vehicle.

The Tri-Motor also offers 800+ km of range and a 209km/h top speed.

There will also be a base model with one motor offering 400+km of range and a dual motor offering 480+ km of range.

The design does lend itself perfectly to the purposes of off-roading. Tesla claims an approach angle of 35 degrees and a departure angle of 28 degrees.

The tow rating is between 3400kg and 6300kg depending on the model.

Prices will start as low as R750 000 in the USA.

It remains unclear whether Tesla will be sold in SA.