I am not a car designer, nor do I have any knowledge of the subject, but in this case I think the simple logic is to make me judge a small design flaw in the new Tesla Model Y.
I understand that designing is an extremely complicated process, as the end result must be in line with the design language of the company and at the same time obey many safety regulations, while keeping in mind its aerodynamics – especially when talking about an electric car. However, apart from the above, the design of the car should make the life of its owner easy, because he is the one who uses the car daily.
Coming to the Tesla Y there are many references abroad for the design of the tailgate, ie the luggage compartment cover. As you can see in the photos, the American company chose to finish it in the rear bumper.
As you can see, any contact or slight knock on the back will damage both the door and the bumper. And while in all other cars only the bumper needs to be replaced, in this case the door of the luggage compartment should also be repaired.
And here you will ask “but didn't they really see / think this?“And the answer is definitely they thought about it, as the advantage of this option is the extremely low luggage compartment threshold, which in turn makes it very easy for luggage to be unloaded.
On the other hand, the cost of repairing a potential rear-end crash is heightened, which in America will raise significantly the premiums that Model Y owners will have to pay.