And it'll have a secret 'game-changing' feature.

Undeterred by the production problems his company has been facing, Elon Musk has confirmed that another two new models are on the way from occasional electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla.

Following the recent announcements of the new Roadster and the company's first truck, Musk reiterated plans to produce an SUV, which he has termed the Model Y, and a pick-up truck.

'I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y,' Musk revealed on Twitter recently.

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Not much is known about the new pick-up – presumably the company wants to go for a surprise launch in a similar vein to the Roadster/truck affair – but Musk says that he has 'had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for almost 5 years', adding that he's 'dying to build it'.

The truck is set to be around the same size as the Ford F150, which isn't available to buy in the UK, but a few hardcore fans have had examples shipped over from the US. However, the new Tesla could be bigger, thanks to a secret 'game-changing' feature that Musk has teased.

Despite plans for four new vehicles in the coming years, right now the company's priorities remain the existing Model S, Model X and the Model 3 that has so far endured a difficult start to its life. The pick-up was first hinted at in April, with a launch date of '18 to 24 months' suggested from that point, meaning that a 2019 launch could be on the cards... if Tesla is still in the car business by then, of course.

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