Tesla Launches new Model 3 with Enhanced Design and Extended Range


Tesla, the leading electric vehicle manufacturer, has officially unveiled the revamped Model 3, boasting a reimagined body design, updated headlights, and powertrains that promise a driving range of up to 680 kilometers.

Six years into its production, with over 2 million units sold globally, the time was ripe for the Model 3 to undergo a facelift. The American automaker has formally showcased this enhanced version, set to hit European roads in October. The latest Model 3 iteration presents a retouched body design, state-of-the-art in-car technology, and powertrains that are both more efficient and offer greater autonomy.

At first glance, the vehicle’s body emerges sharper and slightly aggressive. The front end is defined by sharper edges, especially on the bumper, coupled with a trapezoidal air intake positioned below. The bodywork adjustments also serve a functional purpose, enhancing the car’s aerodynamics – a critical factor for electric vehicles.

The redesigned, slender headlights incorporate a new luminous signature. While the side profile remains consistent with the predecessor, the rear receives a fresh appeal with pronounced ridges, sharper edges, and redesigned tail lights that take a ‘C’ shape, extending slightly to the rear fenders.

A brand insignia, synonymous with Elon Musk’s vision, is neatly positioned between the rear light clusters.

Further amplifying the car’s aesthetics, the new Model 3 is extended by 25 millimeters, totaling 4720 millimeters in length. It stands shorter at 1441 millimeters, with a ground clearance of 138 millimeters, 2 millimeters lower than its precursor. Complementing the exterior, it rolls out with redesigned wheels and introduces two new body colors: Ultra Red and Stealth Grey.

Inside, the Tesla Model 3 cabin mirrors a luxurious lounge ambiance. An ultra-minimalist dashboard is dominated by a 15.4-inch central screen. A standout feature for rear passengers is an 8-inch screen controlling climate, ventilation, and multimedia functions.

The interior detailing includes aluminum trims, new fabric choices, enhanced sound insulation, new acoustic windows, and a revamped ambient lighting system. A larger portion of the central screen is now usable, thanks to its thinner bezels.

In a nod to its siblings, the Model 3 adopts buttons on the steering wheel, replacing the earlier stalks, aligning it with the Tesla Model S and X configurations.

For audiophiles, the Long Range version packs 17 audio chambers, three more than before, complemented by two subwoofers and amplifiers. Opting for the RWD version equips the car with 9 audio chambers, one subwoofer, and an amplifier. Additionally, an upgraded microphone ensures crystal-clear calls.

The Model 3 facelift is available in two versions: RWD and Long Range (LR). The former, with 18-inch wheels, provides a range of 554 kilometers, and 513 kilometers with the 19-inch ones. The LR variant offers 678 kilometers on the 18-inch wheels and 629 kilometers on the 19-inch. Acceleration metrics stand at 6.1 seconds (0-100 km/h) for the RWD and a zippy 4.4 seconds for the all-wheel-drive LR.

While Tesla has yet to reveal the pricing, European deliveries are set to commence by late October.


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