Tesla Model 3 Gets Increased Range, Design Changes

Changes include new wheels, increased range, and other minor updates.

6d ago


Key Points:

1. Tesla's Model 3 is getting some revisions in the form of minor design changes, new interior finishes, increased range, and a few new features.

2. Range is estimated as 263 to 353 miles on a charge.

3. Tesla's website expects the updated Model 3 to go on sale in 5-9 weeks.


The Tesla Model 3 is getting a mid-cycle refresh in the form of raised pricing, exterior and interior design tweaks, and increased range. Starting with design, the Model 3 will now come with black trim for the door handles, window trim, and turn signals. In addition, the Model 3's 18 and 19-inch wheels get a refresh and the Performance model now has 20-inch "Überturbine" wheels.

New trim arrives in the cabin on sill plates, door handles, window buttons and seat controls. The sun visors now set into place magnetically and wireless charging, a power trunk, and a revised center console are all onboard.




Range is estimated to increase to 263 miles for the Standard Range Plus, a 13 mile increase, 353 for the Long Range, a 31 mile gain, and 315 for the Performance, a 16 mile increase.




Standard Range Plus models start at $39,190, and the Performance will cost $56,190. Every color other than white is a $1000 option ($2000 for red) and a white interior is $1000. 19-inch wheels for Standard Range Plus and Long Range models are $1500 extra and Full Self-Driving Capability is $8000. Fully loaded Performance models will dig a $67,190 hole in your pocket.



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Comments (10)

  • The increased range and interior finishes should be fantastic upgrades. Unfortunately, I’m not sold on black exterior finishes. Sure it looks good on a red or white car however, chrome looks good on any paint coloration.

      5 days ago
    • Same, not a fan of the very popular "chrome delete", I like the matte chrome on my blue Model 3, also, no fan of tinted windows (also popular), and that bloody piano black on the middle console...

        5 days ago
  • Very true, my friend’s steering wheel fell of!! But they were good about it and they fixed it free of charge!

      5 days ago
  • Uberturbine wheels look terrible. The fact that the Performance tops out at 67k is really good, because it undercuts well-optioned M3s, C63s, Giulia QVs, and other competitiors by many thousands of dollars.

      5 days ago
  • I know very good cars but im not a fan, I’m just joking really. As I said very good cars, well built with amazing range.

      5 days ago
    • Well, built quality really can be bettered in some areas...

        5 days ago

      5 days ago
    • Why?

      I have mine since December, 20K on the odo, so far nothing but wiper fluid.

      And a dent by the Mrs. But I can't blame Elon for that.

        5 days ago


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