Refreshed Tesla Model 3 Potentially Leaked19
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.
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I’m not into the whole “Minimalistic” approach to designs especially when it comes to the automotive industry. I much prefer my vehicles to have vents, scoops and squared off corners.
I find Teslas to be boring! Doesn’t mean they’re not good, just means I wouldn’t run out to buy one. Similar to the Box Chevy vs Bubble Chevy sera for the Caprice!
1950/60’s really was the Apex of exterior design. I don’t like minimalist modern houses either. I like character.
Course then we get to the fiat quality bland interior of Tesla. Not a caddy competitor at all. Actually Geo comes to mind once you consider repairs
And here’s the most important line from this article:
“The refreshed Tesla Model 3 will be rivaled by one of two upcoming Cadillac EV sedans.”
Yes please!! Now add Buick to that list.
what is the difference `?
The Headlights is one way to catch the difference.
just this ?
Harley Earl would laugh himself silly over the real lack of styling.
You are probably right.
IMO the last great GM Design head was Bill Mitchell. The quality and consistency of the designs that rolled out of Design Staff during their reins were unmatched in the NA market.
I spent a lot of time at DS during the Jordan, Cherry and Welburn eras and the consistency of excellence just wasn’t there. In part, some of that decline was due to significant financial and engineering constraints placed on them. On the other hand, the design teams under them also missed the mark more then they should have.
And at gm, one missed design resulting in poor sales, could and often did result in the cancellation of a product line no matter how successful it was previously.
I will never buy a car that doesn’t get annual style changes. Tesla is ripping people off with the same car for 10 years.
In reality, you could argue just the opposite. Now, when you buy a car, it at least looks new for a while. While the company updating its styles every few years means you’ll be driving something old, likely before you’ve even paid the loan off.
Food for thought.
Tesla upgrades their vehicles constantly. Literally nonstop.
My car is not even 3 years old and they already have soooooo many more features and an updated interior. And now it seems an updated front and rear end and new interior.
The model 3 came out in 2017, so while yours is newer its essentially the same thing. I’d love to see this list of ” soooooo many more features” that you claim exist.
Just off the top of head…….
Heated Steering Wheel
Powered Trunk lid
12 Volt Li- Ion Car battery
All New Motor for the M3P
Double laminated windows
Updated Castings for the rear
I am sure I am missing stuff!!!
The styling of the Tesla 3 is not my absolute favorite. A lot of folks refer to it as the “bar of soap” school design,
Nonetheless, in 5-10 years this is going to age much better than the Lyriq or the following $300 K Caddy luxobarge (forgot the name).
Updated front end version seems more C8 and less 911
Oh yes that is Way better looking than that alien looking vehicle, by maybe 1/2 of 1%. I would not give you $1.98 for it. Do not even want it parked Anywhere on my property as it would decrease the property value. Keep buying that crap, you are playing right into the governments hands, like sheep heading to the slaughter.
It looks evil. A front end with a smile and nasty eyes.
IMO, the front looks much cleaner since they eliminated that odd looking “impact bump” on the front facia. They raised and made that sweep across the front one continuous line. That raised line in turn necessitated narrowed headlights. Pretty good update,
What two Cadillac sedans rival this $40k EV?