Tesla Updates Model 3 Range, Performance, Wheels

Daniel Fowler
October 19, 2020

The Model 3, Model S and Model X are available at the starting prices of 54 million won (US$44,000), 114 million won and 121 million won, respectively.

The Performance model, built for speed and acceleration rather than distance, will now go 315 miles on a charge, up from 299 miles.

Tesla has introduced a heat pump in the new Model 3, which is partially responsible for this range boost.

Model 3 is Increased range and improved performance For the Long Range Dual Motor AWD and Performance versions, attractive new features like a motorized trunk and chrome erase trim can definitely help the company achieve its ambitious 2020 targets.

Tesla's 2021 Model 3 and Model Y EV configurators are now online, and they show substantial improvement in range for both models, along with some other improvements (via Electrek). The image itself features what appears to be a freshly produced Midnight Silver Metallic Model 3 with the trunk open.

The Model 3 Standard Range Plus has the range of 263 miles now: this is an increase of 13 miles compared to the previous model.

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Nonetheless, the Model 3 is officially being "refreshed", or whatever you'd like to call it. The vehicle's current landing page on Tesla's website now clocks 326 miles on its advertised range, portraying that the Model Y will all come out with better mileage in future purchases. The Performance variant got quicker by 0.1 seconds, and now it can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.1 seconds.

Electric vehicles are a thing of the future, and Tesla's update for the Model Y can testify to that statement. Tesla has fitted this rear-wheel-drive variant with 18-inch Aero wheels, also 19-inch Sport units are optional, priced at US$1,500 (approx RM 6,220).

The exterior updates include new black trim for door handles, turn signals and window trim.

For the moment though, the only way for Tesla to get its most affordable and lowest cost (LFP) Model 3s to European customers is to ship them in from Shanghai, since that's the only place they are made.

Tesla has made efforts to give a proper overall makeover to the Tesla Model 3.

On the Tesla website, you can configure the auto and see some of the changes to the steering wheel (it's now heated!), center console, and tires, as Electrek reported. Meanwhile, the Model 3's price remains the same. Drop your thoughts in the comments section below.

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