Elon Musk loves to think out loud via twitter and throw out ideas that might or might not ever come to fruition. However it looks like the idea of a small Cybertruck to follow up the bigger brother is an idea that has been reaffirmed by Musk, giving it some stronger credibility.
While the polarizing design of the Cybertruck is here to stay, the size of the Cybertruck itself has been flexible while Tesla waits for the Cybertruck’s production line to be completed. Musk stated that he and Franz toyed around with proportions of the Cybertruck and were making its 3% smaller overall.
Reduced size by ~3%, center line is more level & lower window sill height
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 16, 2020
This design change however was short-lived as Musk later clarified that after reviewing the design once more, the 3% decrease in size was “too small”, but that they would “probably do a smaller, tight world truck at some point.”
Reviewed design with Franz last night. Even 3% smaller is too small. Will be pretty much this size. We’ll probably do a smaller, tight world truck at some point.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 23, 2020
You wouldn’t be wrong in not giving too much weight to the statement as we already know how much Musk likes to throw out possible ideas via twitter. However, when he was recently asked about the possibility of the smaller Cybertruck, the answer was that it was “highly likely down the road”.
Highly likely down the road
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 4, 2020
So at this point, the future of a small Cybertruck has become a safer assumption. However, everything is still very vague. ‘Down the road’ can be a very long time and it could be the middle of the decade before we see a smaller version of the truck. It’s also possible that the smaller truck isn’t necessarily a small Cybertruck, but perhaps a new design. While the Cybertruck looks to be incredibly popular, it’s no secret that the design was one of its biggest criticisms at this point and might have left Tesla wondering if it could have been even more popular with a different design.
It is of course all pure speculation, but you can add “small truck” right next to “compact car” in the list of upcoming potential Tesla vehicle announcements. Both of which I hope will be able to make their way to the US and not be restricted to Europe and China respectively.
What do you guys think of a smaller Cybertruck? Do you think it will retain the Cybertruck design or will have a more conventional look? Let us know down in the comments below.