Thursday, October 21, 2021

Tesla Cyber Truck: another spy shot...



Still pretty bad and grainy, but this is a slightly better pic than the one I posted yesterday.
Again, this is very, very close to the concept from 2 years ago.

Mandatory side mirrors seem to be the main difference. I also wonder if these lower lights units are now the main headlights. The truck will also need windshield wipers, which the newer prototype seems to show (kinda...)

I am really glad the pick-up truck design gets a bit of a shake-up. These things have been looking the same for decades. With grilles getting larger and larger with each redesign. While I am not a big fan of this design (yet), it is so refreshing to see something new and totally different. As well as the great-looking new Rivian.
From photos I have seen, I always thought the Cyber Truck was much larger than a Ford F-150.
But at 232 inches long, it isn't.

If they can really deliver a base model for around $40 000, the full-size pick-up market could expect a major shake-up. 
Although it is a bit worrisome that Tesla has just removed the "estimated price" from their official CyberTruck page. I am also not sure the truck market is ready for something with no steering wheel.

The true game-changer would be a compact version. Something that would not only attract even more buyers but could also be sold in Europe and many more countries. 

Blade Runner trucks for everyone!




 

3 comments:

Gromit said...

They appear to have dropped the bottom of the windshield down to the base of the A-pillar, which is an improvement.

And the nose seems shallower and less angled back at either side.

It's still a weird-looking vehicle though, and not something I'd consider ahead of a Rivian if I wanted an e-truck.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Gromit, my observations as well. Plus: the C pillar is now at the apex of the roof not on the decline of the roof; in addition: does anyone see larger, more pronounced tires in the rear?

TiredOfWaiting said...

please God. Make it stop.