Tesla Model 3 Gets Design Changes Inside and Out, Increased Range

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From Road & Track

  • Tesla is revising the Model 3, with a few new features and design updates inside and out.

  • Range estimates increase across the board, starting at 263 miles on a charge and going up to 353 miles on a charge.

  • Tesla’s website estimates that deliveries of the updated model wills start in 5 to 9 weeks.

Tesla is bestowing its own version of a mid-cycle refresh onto the Model 3. The updated version of the electric sedan looks a bit different, boasts a few new features, and offers more range than before. Pricing starts at $39,190 for the Standard Range Plus model and goes up to $56,190 for the Performance model.

The exterior design changes include new black trim for the door handles, window trim, and turn signals, replacing the previous chrome trim. The Performance model comes standard with new 20-inch “√úberturbine” wheels, and the other models’ 18- and 19-inch wheel options have new designs. There’s also new trim inside for the sill plates, door handles, window buttons and seat controls, and the sun visors now snap into place magnetically. New features include a power trunklid and wireless charging pads for smartphones that are found in the revised center console.

Range estimates go up, with Tesla now promising 263 miles for the Standard Range Plus (an increase of 13 miles), 353 miles for the Long Range (an increase of 31 miles), and 315 miles for the Performance (an increase of 16 miles).

Photo credit: Tesla
Photo credit: Tesla

Available options remain the same as before, with any color besides white costing $1000 extra (red is $2000 extra) and the 19-inch wheel option for Standard Range Plus and Long Range models costing $1500. A white interior is $1000 and Tesla’s so-called Full Self-Driving Capability is $8000. A fully loaded Model 3 Performance with all these extras tallies $67,190.

No matter the model, Tesla’s website shows delivery estimates of 5 to 9 weeks for these updated cars.

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