As I have noted in other posts, the Model ≡ already occupies the equivalent of a Civic/Corolla/Sentra/Elantra/Focus type vehicle within the Tesla product line. Please note that in worldwide passenger car sales the Corolla, Focus, and Golf are typically the top three annually. They sell on the order 900,000 to 1,300,000 units of those every year, with the Corolla coming out on top. By the time Tesla is able to manage that sort of worldwide distribution for a singular vehicle, their base prices will have climbed to perhaps $27,500 or so. Rather than release a lower level vehicle, it would make more sense to offer a 60 kWh Model ≡ for a competitive price to them while making a 90 kWh version available at the $35,000 price point. Because the majority of these vehicles are all MIDSIZE, not COMPACT.