2018 Tesla Model 3 Price, Release Date and Specs
First established in 2003, Tesla is growing to be one of the influential electric automaker in the world. Just after gaining a noticeable success with the Model S and the new Model X SUV, the Model 3 will be coming as the more affordable alternative. The Tesla foreman, Elon Musk, remarked the Model 3 is built up as the most efficient compact EV since its first development a couple years past. Before the official unveiling, a lot of rumors and predictions will help us to see the framework of the Model 3. Instead of intensifying the design appearance, the new Model 3 is reported to improve the drivetrain configuration to be competitive in EV segment. The sales prospect of 2018 Tesla Model 3 looks promising since the car pre-orders have reached no lesser than 115,000.
In spite of finding some similarities to the current Model S such as the slim body line, coupe-like roof and sport shape, the Tesla designer will not leave to do some upgrades and renewals on the Model 3 outlook. The obvious differences could be noticed to the new sculpted grille with the badge of Tesla on the front lid. Removing its traditional grille, the new Model 3 will be lowered and highlighted just above the splitter and the thin strips that act as the daytime running lights. To add up the impressive front styling, the redesigned headlights, as in Porsche Macan, are going to embed. Utilizing the higher roofline is much beneficial to provide more room for passengers and loads inside the cabin. The muscular haunches, curved roof and the attractive beltline on the Model 3 are other elements adopted from the previous design. In addition, the back end also receives the noticeable updates. The presence of new trunk lid, wider spoiler and C-shaped LED taillights insisted the greatness of the rear styling.
The internal side of the new 2018 Tesla Model 3 is modified to have the lighter details than the Model S. However, do not expect to see the premium materials such as wood or aluminum, as the Model 3 is presented in more affordable prices. The dashboard panel is cleaned from any instruments, buttons and switches means the center console will be button-free. Having the wide touchscreen display is sufficient to handle all the required operations.
Influenced with the car value, Tesla might drop the engine specifications for the 2018 Tesla Model 3. If at previous, we could see a 70 or 90-kWh on RWD and AWD, the Model 3 might configure a 40-kWh to 60-kWh electric drivetrain. The 60-kWh is recorded to reach 250 miles in one charge and could accelerate to 60 MPH in 5 seconds only. The top 70-kWh AWD option, dual-motor unit is reportedly capable to deliver the output of 370 HP and reach the speed up to 60 MPH in just 4 second with 150 MPH of the top speed.
Whilst waiting for the official confirmation, recent rumors rendered the premiere of 2018 Tesla Model 3 could be held sometime in the late 2017. The base model of Model 3 costs around $35,000 and the higher trim level will be priced at $50,000, based on the latest appraisal.