Model 3: Tesla increases its autonomy and changes its design – Frandroid

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.

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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.

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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.

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