There will be fewer than 100 various configurations for the upcoming Tesla Model 3. There also won’t be as many battery options and there would likely be a simplified Design Studio. Now, the Elon Musk-led Tesla recently updated its online configurator for the Model S and X design studio that packages vehicle configurations into 3 divisions: standard, premium and performance. The updates take effect before the company's planned production of its $35k mass market Tesla Model 3. This gives us a glimpse of what the Model 3 will possibly look like.
The updated configurator provides you the options to choose between 75 and 100 kWh battery packs. It’s also apparent that it removed the 90kWh battery pack option that's scheduled for discontinuation this June 8. The American automaker indicates that the 75 (no all-wheel drive option) is the standard model. The 100D is appointed as the premium trim and the P100D is considered the performance model. Model S and Model X purchasers can opt for either a "standard" configuration with a 75kWh battery pack that can run 249 miles of range on the Model S and 237 miles on the Model X, or a premium configuration that uses Tesla's long range 100 kWh battery pack.
Model S is capable of 335 miles of range on the 100kWh pack and the Model X will definitely have 300 mile per single charge. Adrenaline lovers can now opt for a performance package that swaps driving range with increased acceleration. Only recently, the Tesla models will not be categorized by its battery size, as they will be classified by trim comparable to what conventional automakers do. As the American automaker is aiming for the mass production of the Tesla Model 3, it has had the opportunity to appreciate its simple system.
Equipped with less exclusive features enables the line to move faster and more efficiently, which in turn lowers cost. If you still want more configurations, then there's no need to worry as it is highly probable that customers can opt for more options and novelties in the future and will likely stray from the 3 primary trims. Let's not forget that the American automaker has released a chart that compared the Model S to the Model 3 and flaunted the Model S' 1500+ available configurations.
One can opt for a custom built set up, which brings you to the old configurator if the standard options are not quite enough for you. One example is that if you wanted a 75D, it would not differ from ordering a vehicle from GM or Ford and then getting the all-wheel-drive option. This would also apply for those searching for a 90 and taking out the battery pack. Another way is to simply select one of the standard options if you find that how it’s set up is adequate and then you can add more available options.