THe is popular Tesla Model 3 According to a new report, the electric sedan is set to receive exterior, interior and powertrain updates in 2023.
News organizations Reuters Claims the heavily updated model – which is Australia’s best-selling electric vehicle – will enter production at Tesla’s Shanghai factory in China in the third quarter of 2023, as it enters its sixth year on sale. is approaching.
All Model 3 examples for Australia are now sourced from China.
The redesign – codenamed ‘Highland’ – will reduce the number of components in the Model 3’s cabin, as Tesla aims to lower the vehicle’s production costs.
While the exact changes are currently unknown, it is expected to follow the updated Model S and Model X, in terms of “aeroplane-style yokes replacing the traditional steering wheel”, but it is not known if The Model 3 will get it. Setup
These updates also introduced hidden air vents, a landscape-oriented 17-inch infotainment system and fewer buttons with steering wheel controls in place of traditional paddles.
The Tesla Model 3’s cabin is already minimal as it has no digital instrument cluster or head-up display, with the speed displayed on the central touchscreen. It also lacks switchgear for most components, with almost every function – apart from the hazard lights – controlled by the infotainment system.
In addition, the update may also include “some changes… to the exterior and powertrain performance,” but it’s not clear what those might be.
It’s not known if these updates will affect the Model 3’s mid-size SUV sister, the Model Y; But will be prominent. However, it is likely that the two vehicles share almost all components and are built on the same assembly line.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously said at a Barron’s Funds conference that “Time and time again, we found parts that weren’t needed. They were put there just in case or by mistake. We built a car. Removed so many parts that didn’t do anything.” month
This is the approach that has allowed Tesla to become the most profitable electric vehicle manufacturer. In the third quarter of 2022, Tesla made a profit of about AU$14,200 per vehicle, compared to Toyota – the best-selling vehicle brand – of about AU$1940 per vehicle.
Reuters States says Tesla has invested in multiple factories — known as giga presses — with the ability to make single, large pieces of the vehicle during assembly to cut costs and speed up production. Who is