The Parkers VerdictShould you wait for a Tesla Model Y?

Clearly its launch is still some way away, but for those half-way through a PCP on a premium SUV, this is surely a consideration for the next choice. In today's market, the Model Y looks very exciting at less than £40,000 – but given the sheer number of EVs about to hit the market in the next couple of years, it's going to arrive in a very busy time.

Let's also not forget that you can buy a Hyundai Kona that will get you 300 miles on a charge right now. In many ways, that's the gamechanger the Model Y should have been.

Unlike the original Model 3, one does wonder whether the Model Y is going to be good enough – in terms of quality – to compete with the likes of Audi (e-Tron derivatives) and Mercedes-Benz EQ models, let alone Jaguar, which is surely working on a smaller version of the excellent I-Pace.

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