First rolling off the production line in 2017, the Tesla Model 3 is currently one of the most popular all-electric vehicles in the United States. Now, a new image has hit the web that shows a three-quarters view of what looks to be an upcoming Tesla Model 3 styling refresh.
The refreshed Tesla Model 3 will be rivaled by one of two upcoming Cadillac EV sedans.
The new leaked image first hit the Internet via Reddit, and appears to show a black Tesla Model 3 with restyled headlights and the new front fascia. A set of technical-looking multi-spoke alloy wheels with a silver-and-black finish sit in the corners, while a sleek sideview mirror stock is mounted at the base of the A-pillar. The leaked image also shows a smattering of bugs across the EV’s front bumper, frunk, and windshield, suggesting that this particular example has seen a few miles in testing.
Notably, the vehicle doesn’t appear to have any Tesla badges anywhere on the body. Nevertheless, the styling language is definitely in tune with the Tesla lineup, including the upcoming Tesla roadster 2.0. If this is indeed the refreshed Tesla Model 3, it will be the first time in which the entry-level sedan has received any major changes or updates since it was first released. Further changes are expected for the interior, as well as possibly the underlying architecture, the latter which could be simplified for more streamlined production.
With regard to specs, the current Tesla Model 3 is available in three configurations, including a rear-wheel drive model, as well as a dual motor all-wheel-drive model weighted towards either performance or range. The rear-wheel drive model offers a range-per-charge of 272 miles, 0-to-60 mph acceleration in 5.8 seconds, and a top speed of 140 mph. The dual motor performance model offers 315 miles of range, a run from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, and a top speed of 162 mph, while the dual motor long range model offers 358 miles of range, a run to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, and a top speed of 145 mph.