This month we learned some details about it new Tesla Model 3 2024, the update of the smallest sedan from Elon Musk. A priori it brings aesthetic improvements, autonomy and improvements in the technological aspect. However, to be discovered All your keys we have brought on board the first unit of this redesign in Spain.
Tesla is not a company that makes radical changes to its vehicles, so no radical development was expected for the Tesla Model 3. However, considering that the range of electric vehicles is increasing, there are more and more competitors. And that is necessary to make changes that ensure the competitiveness of the model.
In this way, the Californian company has mainly given this electric car a facelift a design variant that primarily affects the front. Here the new features are not as subtle as those that the Tesla Model S received at the time and the difference is clear.
First, we see more stylized lights, which now include turn signals and fog lights. With this solution, the bumper no longer has any lighting and has been exposed, so that it now has simpler surfaces and an air intake at the bottom.
This novelty from Design of the Tesla Model 3 2024 has allowed an improvement in aerodynamics and although the company does not yet share the exact coefficient of this updated model, it assures it It is the most aerodynamic car they currently offer. This is due to the changes to the front, but also to elements such as the tires.
In this sense, 18-inch models with a more aerodynamic design are offered as standard, while the device shown here offers the other alternative: 19 inch wheels with a sportier appearance. This may be the biggest difference in this redesign, as there are no other changes here, but there are details at the rear.
In this area, the American company has the idea of modifying the lights, which now have a C-shape and are fully integrated into the trunk lid. Meanwhile, the bumper features two thin lights that allow you to locate the car at night when the trunk is open, as well as a more prominent diffuser underneath.
Fewer physical controls inside
Looking at the outside, the truth is that Interior of the new Model 3 It varies little, except for a few details. One of them lies in the choice of materials, where the wood that used to be present on the dashboard is no longer present. The ventilated seats are also worth mentioning.
On the other hand, there are now two wireless smartphone chargers in the middle, a Sound system with up to 17 speakers and work has been done on the ambient lighting, with light bars taking up the dashboard and doors. What is now striking is more than what is added to the cabin, but rather what is removed.
There are no levers behind the steering wheel – which is not a yoke, but a round one – because Tesla wanted to focus exclusively on the steering wheel controls. So, The indicators are operated via two haptic buttons. is on the left side. We’ll see how this idea works when driving and whether these haptic buttons are better received than those from Volkswagen, which decided to eliminate them.
This is perhaps the most noticeable and controversial change to the interior of this electric car that retains 15.4 inch screen for almost all functions. Even the gear selector is there: you step on the brake, start the car, and a Model 3 appears on the left. Swiping up takes you forward; When you swipe back, you go backwards.
Of course, this could fail if the screen is locked, although there is an alternative. In this case, some controls – the letters P, R, N and D – would be activated on the roof next to the button for the four turn signals. This way you won’t be frozen when your screen locks.
Speaking of screens, there’s another one in the Model 3 2024 This is the latest novelty in the interior. It is located between the rear seats and is 8 inches tall. What is it for? For the typical: control the air conditioning, move the front seat when you don’t have room, or watch movies on Netflix. Everything serves to make travel more pleasant.
Two versions, up to 351 hp and a range of more than 600 km
In the mechanical sector, two versions of this sedan are offered. The access is Standard range and consists of a 283 hp rear motor and a 60 kWh battery. This means autonomy 554 kilometers If you choose the aerodynamic 18-inch rim, it stays that way 513 kilometers If you choose the 19.
Now that it’s really increasing Autonomy of the Tesla Model 3 2024, is in its other variant. It’s about the Long-distance, with two engines, four-wheel drive and 351 hp. Here the battery grows to 75 kWh and autonomy is achieved 678 kilometers with the 18 inch wheel. What if you choose the 19? You will have 629 kilometers with a single charge.
In this way, two alternatives of this updated model are offered with two very different prices. According to the company, they did not want to increase the number compared to the previous variant, so the starting price is 39,760 euros including taxes and brand discount for the standard range. The Long Range, for its part, is growing up 49,760 euros.