Road debut for the renewed version of the electric sedan which could adopt a new hardware suite dedicated to autonomous driving. Sighted in the United States some prototypes of the model expected on the market at the end of 2023
First roadside sightings of the facelifted Tesla Model 3. As already anticipated on 2022 December 2023, the American company is working on a new version of the popular electric sedan which, according to rumors, should debut on the market by the end of 3. On the other hand, net of the improvements borrowed from the Suv Model Y (the two models share the same platform), some of them introduced with OTA updates, the Model 2017 has remained almost unchanged since its release. So, even for the best-selling global electric car in the world, which went into production in XNUMX, the time has come for a nice mid-career "refresh".
new interiors and production simplification
The news could also concern the interior, with the adoption of a configuration similar to those of the new Model S, where there is a large horizontal screen and an aeronautical-style steering wheel. As we know, one of Elon Musk's worries has always been to simplify the design of a car as much as possible to maximize margins. Already the Tesla Model 3 has introduced large body pieces printed in a single larger unit using the Giga Press of the Idra Group spagonle, in addition to the structural battery. In the latter case, the battery pack is an integral part of the body, with the seats anchored directly above it. The design goal of the new Tesla Model 3 is to further simplify the design so as to increase profits. So, most likely, the most important news will be "under the skin". As for the powertrain, the adoption of batteries with 4680 cells seems likely, as well as new electric motors. Finally, the Hardware 3 suite is expected on the renewed Model 4, which should debut with the Cybertruck and which ensures significant progress in (semi) autonomous driving.