The Tesla Model 3 has received a facelift!

The Tesla Model 3 has received a facelift!

We have now taken a close look at the new Model 3 (May 2021) and summarise what has changed and whether it is a real facelift or just minor adjustments. To get a live impression, take a look at our YouTube video. There we have taken a close look at the facelift and summarised the most important innovations.

 

Get a live impression - YouTube video

 


Already at the last refresh in Decembervery little has changed on the outside, but important details, especially for enthusiasts. The factory chrome-plated door handles, the cover of the side cameras and the window trims have since been kept in black. In addition, the 18″ and 19″ rims have been renewed and the Performance model comes with 20″ Turbine-style rims. 

 

The latest changes are not directly visible on the outside. However, a speaker has now been installed at the front right, which emits a sound as soon as you engage reverse gear. The sound has a high frequency that increases depending on the speed. When the car is moving forward, there is currently no noise. However, Tesla will certainly change this via a software update, so that the Model 3 will also have an AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System)in the future, as is now mandatory for all new vehicles coming onto the market. The AVAS is there to protect pedestrians and other road users, as an electric car is often overheard. Thus, AVAS is activated when driving backwards and forwards (up to 32 km/h).

 

From the inside, the dashboard striphas found its way onto the doors. Previously, the doors were without any wood applications. This design element has been controversial before. Tesla has a very minimalist design, but also offers few options to customise the interior. We prefer a more modern look and therefore offer our dashboard trims in Carbon- & Alcantaralook in the shop, so you can cover the wood, which is usually installed in the dashboard. These strips are now also available for the wood trim in the new Tesla Model 3.

. The Frunkhas changed insignificantly. There are now small flaps under the bonnet on the left and right, which are intended to reduce wind noise in the interior. In addition, there is now a steering wheel heating. In addition to the seat heating, this function has been added to the climate menu. In addition, the Long Range model now has the same battery as the Performance model. This increases the range to 614 km according to WLTP. With this, Tesla once again convinces one or the other doubter.