Elon Musk reveals more details about the upcoming Tesla Model 3

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 6, 2016

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has dropped quite a few details about the upcoming Tesla Model 3. In response to queries from Twitter, Musk dropped a few hints about how this much anticipated vehicle would look like. “Teslaphiles” or Tesla fans and critics in general have been truly excited about the day when the Model 3 will rule the streets. According to Musk, driving a Model 3 would make you feel like driving a spaceship because of the futuristic steering controls and system.

The Model 3 can accommodate five people but its space is very flexible because of a few features. Its minimalist dashboard concept (which was shown in the prototype Model 3) gained some disapproval from a few fans; however, it is put into good use when compressed (and by moving the front seats) because it can free up more space. Adding to cargo capacity is its large trunk and a “frunk” – where the engine is usually found.

Tesla Model 3 is expected to have more cargo capacity as compared to other cars of the same nature. The cabin will also feel very roomy because of its glass roof. Moreover, Musk adds that the Model 3 is going to be a rear-wheel drive car but with an optional and faster dual motor all-wheel drive. The Tesla Supercharging network will be a standard making longer road trips all the more possible.

There are also hints on other Model 3 colors such as matte black which has become quite popular these days. The Model 3 will also have a five-star crash rating in every category just like the Model S and X, and it will also come with the necessary safety equipment.

Safety features like a collision prevention system will be a standard on all Model 3s. It will have a minimum EPA rated range of 215 miles. Not much was mentioned about the speed and displacement of the Model 3 but let’s do hope it does better than other cars of its class. These few hints on how it would look and how it would function all the more increases the anticipation for the Model 3.

And just like that, over 150,000 orders have already been placed in just 24 hours after Tesla opened reservations. This gives Tesla the sales boost that gets bigger companies such as Mercedes, Audi and BMW the edge. Before the big reveal of the most anticipated Model 3, fans were already queuing up for as much as 48 hours outside showrooms in the United States as well as in the far off continent of Australia.

Even when there is no definite release date for the Model 3, fans have already made deposits to be able to own one. What’s even more amazing is that these people have never seen how the car looks like (they just know a few hints from Musk’s twitter account).

The battle to be one of the first ones to reserve ensued because of Tesla’s promotion that the first person to reserve in each of Tesla’s worldwide outlets and paid the deposit will have the car delivered without extra charges. Well, that’s a bit of a bargain. Let’s all hope that the Tesla Model 3 will become one of the best in its field. Crossing our fingers for you, Tesla!

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