After the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV, it’s the Tesla Model 3’s turn to undergo a series of improvements. In addition to increased range, the electric sedan sports new aesthetic elements both on the exterior and the interior.
Tesla is using October 2020 to update its entire range. The Tesla Model S first benefited from two price cuts in the space of three days: one was officially planned, the other was registered for a question of competitiveness against a new version of the Lucid Air. And this a few months after an overall improvement in its range, also applied to the next-generation Model X SUV (2021).
A few dozen additional kilometers
If an interior facelift was expected on the side of the Tesla Model 3, the Californian manufacturer created a little surprise by also increasing its autonomy. And this for the three versions of its automobile, without affecting the prices. In short: the Model 3 becomes even more interesting with an increased radius of action, but the same price.
As Caradisiac notes, the Standard Range Plus version climbs to 430 kilometers, against 409 kilometers previously (49,600 euros); the Long Range version goes up to 580 kilometers compared to 560 kilometers on the old generation (57,800 euros); and the Performance version covers 567 kilometers against 530 kilometers (64,890 euros). The installation of a new heat pump plays a role in this improvement.
Electric safe: finally!
Several aesthetic changes are also worth noting, starting with the exterior: the rims are entitled to a new design for the entry and the mid-range, when the top-of-the-range model welcomes new 20-inch Überturbine rims. Other items such as window surrounds, door handles and turn signal repeaters are now black.
Note also the arrival of a more than welcome electric safe and new double glazing.