December 2, 2023

We’ve been ready for Tesla to replace the Mannequin 3 for some time. The “Highland” mission rumors have been swirling quicker over the previous couple of months and, fortunately, we lastly have our first take a look at it.

Tesla has formally unveiled its replace to the Mannequin 3, and there’s much more right here than was initially rumored. Along with the anticipated updates to the front-end design, there are additionally numerous modifications occurring to the inside that, someway, escaped the rumor mill.

Let’s begin on the skin. As you’ll be able to see, the brand new model of the Mannequin 3 acquired an overhaul to the entrance design on each the hood, grill, and lights. As with every time {that a} automotive firm modifications the design, it’ll make certain that some will favor the outdated design. The headlights are noticeably sleeker, giving off a extra aggressive design. I’m personally a fan!

Whereas the modifications on the outside have been anticipated, there are additionally a ton of modifications to the inside that weren’t. The again seat now has its personal show for leisure and local weather management, the entrance seats are actually ventilated with each heating and cooling choices, the inside lighting is now in a position to be custom-made, and the rear trunk has gotten giant for extra storage.

Electrek put collectively a full record of the modifications:

  • A brand new rear 8-inch touchscreen, giving rear seat passengers local weather controls and leisure
  • Deleted stalks on the steering column, a lot as within the Mannequin S and X, with the gear selector now on the touchscreen and switch sign buttons on the left aspect of the steering wheel
  • Ventilated entrance seats, which might be managed from exterior the automobile by Tesla’s cellphone app, heating or cooling them up earlier than you get within the automotive
  • Cushier rear seats (now perforated, however not ventilated just like the entrance seats)
  • The sound system has been upped to 17 audio system (from 14)
  • Improved bluetooth microphone efficiency
  • Improved wi-fi and bluetooth for higher connectivity to routers and cellphone keys
  • A quieter inside than on the unique Mannequin 3, as a consequence of a number of modifications to aerodynamics and supplies
  • Customizable inside ambient lighting
  • Bigger rear trunk, as much as 594 liters from 561

You’ll be able to try the entire modifications in a fast vogue in a video posted by the Tesla Asia account on X (previously often called Twitter) beneath:

The brand new model of the Mannequin is launching first in choose markets in each Europe and Asia and deliveries will start in October. In line with the report, Tesla says that the redesigned Mannequin 3 “could have longer vary, rated at 344 miles WLTP for the SR RWD model, and 421 miles WLTP for the LR, each with 18″ aero wheels. These numbers are an 11-12% enchancment from WLTP scores for the present Mannequin 3.”

The corporate has not but stated when it is going to be out there to order in North America, so we’ll all have to attend to search out out after we can get our palms on the redesign. It’s additionally unclear if the redesign could have any affect on the costs of current stock, however I hope that those that are okay with forgoing the brand new model can seize some financial savings on the present Mannequin 3.

Techtember is off to a terrific begin!