Jeep is very happy with the success of the Wrangler. So much so it will even built a pick-up out of it. GM and Ford would be creating their own versions of a Wrangler, such as a new Ford Bronco. And Tesla has stated it has a pick-up in the works. What do all these things have in common? In the mind of the designer Jason McGinnity, a lot. His concept, called Tesla Allterrain, could offer the electric car producer not only a pick-up, but also an SUV. All that solely with a sliding C pillar and a retractable roof.
Since the car structure would be the same one used by the Model S and the Model X, over a sort of skate with the engine and the batteries, it would have two different cargo compartments. One at the front and one at the rear. McGinnity even found a new name for the front compartment: frunk, or front trunk bed.
A good trail partner
If Tesla took McGinnity suggestion into consideration, off-roaders would have a 70 kWh battery vehicle able to face some difficult trails in Jamboree. But since the company seems to want a capable truck, with a large bed, it would need a larger rear section.
In case you need extra charge for longer trails, the Tesla Allterrain can offer additional battery packs that can be attached to the car. Just like a regular jerrycan.
The fact is that a rugged SUV from Tesla would make perfect sense when all other automakers are said to be trying to have their own Wrangler. And it could also become a pick-up. Tesla should give McGinnity’s idea a good deal of consideration.