The updated Tesla Model 3 electric sedan has been spied, leaked and discussed a number of times now, and now more information has been published on Twitter.

    According to Teslascope, the Model 3 update, known internally as Project Highland, will be a “complete overhaul” with a major refresh inside and out.

    One highlight of this information dump on Project Highland is that it will reportedly be available with a yoke like the larger Tesla Model S and Model X, but with steer-by-wire technology.

    This would address a key complaint of the senior Teslas’ yoke, and bring the Model 3 in line with vehicles from rival brands like the Lexus RZ.

    There will be also reportedly be RGB ambient interior lighting, as well as matrix LED headlights on all trim levels. It’s worth noting the latter are already present on Australian-spec Model 3s, though they aren’t software-activated.

    Another change the updated Model 3 will reportedly receive includes an interior that looks and feels like the current Model S and X, with greater use of recycled materials.

    There will reportedly be an upgraded sound system, revised seats designed to reduce vibrations, and potentially a rear screen.

    A recent leak showed the updated Model 3’s seats which look to have the hardware for ventilation for the first time, as well as heating.

    Teslascope also reports the Model 3, while reversing, will display the letter ‘R’ in the mirrors.

    Beyond what’s in this Twitter dump, a recent spied prototype revealed there could be slimmer tail lights with body-colour elements.

    Other leaked images have shown its new headlight design, and what appears to be the addition of an instrument cluster ahead of the driver.

    Tesla has confirmed it will no longer rely on ultrasonic sensors with its Tesla Vision system, instead relying solely on footage supplied by cameras around the vehicle to supply data.

    Not A Tesla App reports the Model 3 will feature a single camera in the centre of its front bumper plus two new camera, one on each side of the vehicle. The cameras will reportedly be 5.0 megapixels.

    At this stage it’s still unclear when Tesla will unveil the updated Model 3. Tesla CEO was recently in China visiting the Gigafactory, which sparked rumours about a reveal, however this wasn’t the case.

    Tesla China is remaining tight-lipped about the updated electric sedan too after production of the Model 3 stalled.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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