The production version of the Tesla Cybertruck is set to receive four-wheel steering, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
In a tweet sent to a Tesla fan last week, Musk said the production Tesla Cybertruck “will be almost exactly what was shown,” when the vehicle first debuted in late 2019 from a design and engineering standpoint. One change will be the addition of a four-wheel steering system, which will enable the truck to “do tight turns & maneuver with high agility,” Musk said.
Tesla may have decided to add four-wheel steering to the Cybertruck after seeing the innovative four-wheel steering system in the GMC Hummer EV. All Hummer EV trim levels will come standard with four-wheel steering with the exception of the entry-level Hummer EV2. It’s not clear if four-wheel steering will be offered as standard equipment on the Tesla Cybertruck, or if it will be an optional extra.
Pricing for the Tesla Cybertruck $39,900 for the rear-wheel-drive model, while the mid-range dual-motor variant is priced from $49,900. The range-topping tri-motor model, which boasts an estimated range of over 500 miles and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, will be priced from $69,900. The Cybertruck is expected to enter production at Tesla’s new plant in Austin, Texas in late 2021.
The GMC Hummer EV First Edition looks set to beat the Cybertruck market, with the first customer deliveries scheduled for later this year. Pricing for the GMC Hummer EV First Edition, which comes loaded with virtually every optional extra offered on the battery-electric pickup, will start at $112,595. The Hummer EV will be produced at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan alongside the Cruise Origin robotaxi and the future Chevy Silverado EV. The GMC Hummer EV SUV model variant will also be produced at Factory Zero, however the SUV model will not arrive until the 2024 model year.