Tesla posts video of Model Y third row but doesn’t show anyone sitting in it


Tesla starts posting the first video of the Model Y’s third row, but it doesn’t even show someone sitting in the back.

Tesla Model Y seven-seat third row option

Last week we reported on Tesla’s opening orders for the Model Y Standard Range RWD and the third-row seven-seat option.

Tesla had promised a seven-seat version of the Model Y since its launch in March 2019.

It came as a surprise to many that a third row fits into the small SUV, but Tesla said it’s viable.

The Model Y entered production in early 2020, but the automaker focused on other versions of the electric SUV.

Now Tesla is starting production on the new seven-seater Model Y option, which costs $ 3,000, and the automaker has listed some of the features that come with the new interior:

  • Third row seats for two
  • Easy entry into the third row
  • Third-row USB-C charging
  • Sliding second row with adjustable backrests
  • Fold the second and third rows flat for maximum cargo storage
  • Electronic unlocks flat in the trunk

We’ve had a few glimpses of the third row of the Model Y in prototypes before, but that was over a year ago, and Tesla had only recently released new photos.

The automaker posted a few photos last week, but now we have a full video.

Video of the third row of the Tesla Model Y

With the few photos released by Tesla, we could tell that the automaker has updated the third row design since launch in 2019.

Now with a new video we get our best look at the new seven-seater option for the best-selling electric SUV.

Tesla has yet to release the video to its official channels, but some are reporting that Tesla representatives are sharing the video with potential buyers of the option (via Reddit):

It appears to be an official Tesla video for the automaker’s support page for the Model Y once the new version starts shipping.

While the video gives us the best look at the Model Y’s third row to date, Tesla didn’t show anyone seated in the third row like they did for the second row.

This comes as many fans have pointed out that it looks exceptionally small in the back – making it hard to believe Tesla’s original claim that it might be suitable for “7 adults.”

Originally, Tesla’s website said the seven-seater option was suitable for “7 adults,” but the automaker has now updated its website to write “7 people.”

This is probably more precise since the third row is certainly more suitable for children – which makes it a great option for families with children.

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