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Tesla Shows Design Of The “Smaller, Tight Wolverine package” Cybertruck Meant For International Markets

Elon Musk has said that in the future Tesla will "make an international version of Cybertruck that will be kinda smaller, kind of like a tight Wolverine package." And today we have seen our first glimpse of a smaller, 2 door Cybertruck design directly from Tesla.


The Cybertruck is Tesla’s most daring vehicle design to date. The futuristic truck, unlike most vehicles, has an exoskeleton body and will be made out of 90% recycled stainless steel.

Despite the already groundbreaking design of the Cybertruck shown off at the unveiling event back in 2019, the vehicle in the meantime has still seen several notable design changes.

The redesigned Cybertruck has several changes including rear-wheel steering, handless doors, an opening from the bed to the rear seats, and many smaller changes.

Musk has also confirmed there will be a new quad-motor Cybertruck variant. Even though Elon hasn’t shared details of the new truck, insider leaks have suggested it will have 0 to 60 mph time of under 2 seconds.

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Recently we also got a sneak peek at the new interior of the redesigned Cybertruck. This new interior has some notable changes such as the white rectangular marble-looking dashboard of the Cybertruck prototype is now replaced with a more traditional triangular shape and black material resembling the dashboard of the refreshed Model S & X.

And like the new Model S & X, the redesigned Cybertruck interior now also comes with a second screen behind the steering wheel. And other changes we were able to notice include an attachment for side view screens, a less angular seat design, and a new center console.

And if all these changes weren’t enough, recently Elon Musk has teased us with a picture of a Cybertruck design with 6 wheels and a much wider body.

Every design improvement has made the Cybertruck an even more compelling vehicle than it already is, however, the futuristic truck has also seen several delays.

Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck back in November 2019. Since then the vehicle has amassed over 1 million reservations with some estimates pushing the reservation number as high as 3 million.

Demand for Tesla’s futuristic truck is through the rough. However, Tesla has delayed Cybertruck production until 2023. Supplier leaks have even pushed out the start of production to the end of 2023 with the first deliveries not coming until early 2024.

Elon Musk has also recently revealed the Cybertruck is sold out until 2027. This has been disappointing for those of us who can’t wait to see the futuristic truck out on the roads.

However, in the last few months, there has also been some good news regarding Cybertruck’s production. Musk has confirmed a new 9000-ton Giga Press being built by a Tesla supplier will be used to build the Cybertruck’s body.

And Tesla’s Giga Press supplier, IDRA not only has finished building and testing the first 9000-ton Giga Press meant to build the Cybertruck, but IDRA has also started working on a second 9000-ton Giga Press which will most likely be used for the same purpose.

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And now, as we wait to see whether this means Tesla might start Cybertruck production earlier than expected, we have gotten a new render of a different design of Cybertruck with a smaller footprint and 2 doors.

The new Cybertruck renders were hidden in plain sight at Tesla’s section in the Petersen Automotive Museum. And this picture has set the internet ablaze with speculation that this is the design of the smaller Cybertruck Elon Musk had promised will be coming in the future.

We already know due to its size and shape, the Cybertruck will not be legal to drive on public roads outside North America. Previously asked whether the Cybertruck will come to Europe, Musk had replied saying “We are designing the Cybertruck to meet the American spec because if you try to design a car to meet the superset of all global requirements, basically, you can’t make the Cybertruck. It’s impossible.”

Musk then added, “we’ll probably make an international version of Cybertruck that will be kinda smaller, kind of like a tight Wolverine package.”

Given Musk’s statement, this might very well be the design of the smaller Cybertruck which is meant for international markets. However, we also think it’s too early to be excited about a smaller Cyberbertruck as, first, besides this one picture we haven’t heard any information from Tesla regarding the smaller Cybertruck.

And second, even if this is indeed the design of the smaller Cybertruck, if the bigger-sized Cybertruck’s volume production will not happen until 2024, this means, we might have to wait another 5 years until we see the tight Wolverine package Cybertruck out on the roads.

Having said that, it’s still exciting to see a design of a smaller Cybertruck directly from Tesla. And we will be sure to keep you posted if we learn more about the tight wolverine package Cybertruck. Until then, make sure to visit our site regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Excited to see a Cybertruck design with a smaller footprint and two doors? Also, how long do you think we will have to wait to see the smaller Cybertruck out on the roads? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Image: Screenshot from Tesla’s AI Day 2022 Presentation

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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.


DeanMcManis (not verified)    December 6, 2022 - 12:59PM

It makes sense to build a smaller version of the popular Cybertruck. Not only for overseas markets, but for the U.S. where many buyers would be happier with a smaller EV truck.