So, new photos of the Tesla Model 3 shows up and it seems to be close to production.
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In my opinion, the rims are rather ugly, but it was said to be optimized for aerodynamics, so I cant really complain about it.
I have mixed feeling about the center-screen-for-everything. On one hand, it makes ofr a very modern and minimalistic look. On the other hand, I used to drive the second-generation Yaris with center instrument cluster, and I find it to be rather annoying.
What do you think about this Tesla Model 3?
For those who dont know, the Tesla Model 3 was purported to be Tesla’s attempt at disrupting the more-common, less-luxurious, mass-production car segment. It is destined to compete against the like of Merc C-class or BMW 3-series. The price was announced to be USD 35,000 (in the US, obviously) before any tax, rebate, or incentives. It will have at least 215 miles or 350 km of range, and accelerates from 0 to 60 in less than 7 seconds for the base model. There might be more expensive models with faster acceleration and/or longer range. It is also going to be shipped with the hardware ready for fully autonomous driving, although the software is not quite there yet. First deliveries will begin by the end of this year.
Previous Tesla models include the Roadster, Model S sedan, and Model X SUV. None of which are affordable for the masses with pricing starts at around USD 70,000 and can easily goes up to 6-figure once you add the options