Tesla’s hotly anticipated new Model 3 has finally been revealed – officially.
The new Tesla Model 3 is available to order now in Australia in base Model 3 RWD and Model 3 Long Range guises, priced from $61,900 before on-roads (+$4500) – the Long Range is $71,900 before on-roads (+$500).
Orders for both models will start arriving between January and March 2024.
Here are the headline numbers:
- Model 3 RWD has a claimed range of 513km (+22km) for Australia
- Model 3 Long Range has a claimed range of 629km (+27km) for Australia
- Model 3 RWD has a claimed 100km/h sprint time of 6.1 seconds (unchanged)
- Model 3 Long Range has a claimed 100km/h sprint time of 4.4 seconds (unchanged)
On the outside, the new Model 3 features a slicker front design with a simpler lower section than before.
Under the skin, the new Tesla Model 3 features a revised suspension setup with new springs, dampers, and subframe mounting points designed to deliver a more comfortable ride.
Changes have also been made to the Michelin tyres, which are designed to offer more compliance through softer sidewalls – along with better noise suppression than is currently offered.
Inside, the new Model 3 has a new screen up front… with the same dimensions (15 inches) and processor as before.
The steering wheel is new, with no column stalks for indicators or cruise control. Instead, there are capacitive touch buttons on the wheel.
An ambient lighting strip runs along the base of the windscreen, and it’s now possible to turn off the passenger air vents.
Rear passengers get an 8.0-inch display to control media and climate, along with air vents and USB-C ports.
Two new colours have been added to the palette: Stealth Grey ($2300) and Ultra Red ($2600).
New 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, with 19-inch alloy wheels optional on both variants for an extra $1800.
White and black interiors are available, while Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (which isn’t yet full self-driving) are still available as options.
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