This is the Tesla Cybertruck, the brand's first foray into the bakkie world. While the numbers make for impressive reading, the design is awkward.
Tesla is claiming its Cybertruck will have the practicality and utility of a bakkie, combined with the performance of a sports car. There's a focus on durability, versatility and capability. Elon Musk says the Tesla Cybertruck will be sold in 3 versions: single motor rear-wheel drive, dual motor all-wheel drive and a tri-motor all-wheel drive.
With a claimed range of over 800 km, the Tesla Cybertruck also boasts a 0-100 kph claim of around 2.9 seconds which is incredible. The body is assembled from ultra-hard 30x cold-rolled stainless steel. There's a massive focus on practicality and the load bay features plenty of lockable storage compartments. The Tesla Cybertruck is said to have a tow rating of over 6 tons and its payload can carry 1.5 tons. Inside, there's seating for 6 adults and it features a 17-inch touchscreen.
We get the feeling that something is not right here. Not only is the design extremely awkward, but the presentation was marred by an incident where the so-called unbreakable glass was easily smashed in a test. Musk claimed they'd fix that with the production model. Still, those looks just don't sit right with us and the vehicle looks unfinished. Tesla claims it will be going into production in 2021, with the tri-motor setup coming in 2022.