Tesla’s new Cybertruck was revealed by CEO Elon Musk last night at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, just a little outside of Los Angeles.
Musk announced that the truck does not look like anything else on the market. But Tech Crunch compares it to the first generation Honda Ridgeline.
Apparently, both the Cybertruck and the Honda Ridgeline are differently built from standard pickups.
According to CNN, the Cybertruck ‘looks like a large metal trapezoid on wheels’ and that it is ‘more like an art piece than a truck.’
They employ a unibody design, much like what’s used in most passenger vehicles. Instead of a body sitting on a frame, the Cybertruck and Ridgeline are built around what is essentially a metal cage.
Another eye-catching feature of the truck is its price. The base version of the truck will start at $39,900. That’s only about $10,000 more than the price of a base model Ford F-150, which starts at about $30,000.
Prices for the top end Tri Motor AWD version of the Cybertruck start at $69,900. Buyers will also be able to choose Tesla’s “self-driving” option for $7,000.
“It will be a niche product at best and poses no threat in the pickup market as we know it today. said Matt DeLorenzo, senior executive editor at Kelley Blue Book. “The other downside is that this truck will have no federal tax credits by the time it comes out.”
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