We know an update to the Tesla Model 3 is coming – and thanks to yet another leak, we have a clearer idea of what it’ll feature.
The updated sedan, known internally as Project Highland, could pick up ventilated seats for the first time based on the latest leaks posted to Chinese social media.
The seats appear to come from an external supplier, and look to have the hardware for ventilation along with heating.
At this stage it’s unclear when the updated Tesla Model 3 will hit production. Although Tesla boss Elon Musk was recently in China, the updated mid-sized sedan wasn’t revealed.
A recent photo shared on Reddit show the Model 3 will get a new headlight design, as well as a new front bumper and what appears to be – at long last – an instrument cluster.
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.
These will reportedly be five-megapixel cameras with an anti-glare coating, superior to the 1.2-megapixel units in the current car. The updated model will also reportedly upgrade from the Hardware 3 supercomputer to Hardware 4.
No ultrasonic sensors will be available as the company pushes its Tesla Vision system, which relies not on radar or sensors but rather a camera, while Tesla will also reportedly simplify the Model 3’s interior further.
Tesla has previously said it wouldn’t go down the path of traditional ‘facelifts’ like legacy carmakers, but it looks like it’s changing its tune to help keep its vehicles feeling fresh.
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