There are few vehicles that are as eagerly expected as the 2018 Tesla Model 3. With no shortage of preorders, whose total worth should have easily surpassed $10 billion by now, the manufacturer has no excuse not to get to work and start producing them. Here is what we know so far:
2018 Tesla Model 3 Release Date
Since the production is scheduled for the end of next year, we can expect the new Model 3 to reach its buyers in roughly two years – assuming there are no major delays, of course. And since this is new ground they are breaking here, nothing is guaranteed at this point.
Price for Tesla Model 3
The starting price is rumored to be roughly $35,000 for the base version, but anything up to $50,000 is at play for the higher-tier models. Still, with preorders being what they are, Tesla Motors is not going to experience a shortage of demand any time soon.
According to rumors, the 2018 Tesla Model 3 is going to resemble its larger cousin, albeit a huge reduction in space for the engine and thebatteries means this car is going to be a lot smaller and roomier, too.
The overall cabin is most likely going to be shifted forward slightly, to compensate for the weight reduction and the changes in the overall dimensions. This new weight distribution is not going to affect the overall vibe of the car, though.
This model is most likely not going to have a grille in a traditional sense of the word. Instead, there is going to be a tiny scoop near the bottom of the front bumper, which is great for the car’s aerodynamic properties, but it will definitely affect the aesthetics.
Interior of Tesla Model 3
On the inside, the 2018 Tesla Model 3 is going to look just as stylish as outside, albeit without the unfinished impression given by the lack of grille. The exact layout is still unknown, but considering the price range and the overall impression, nothing but the best in terms of upholstery, materials, seats and technology would be permissible.
So far, the Tesla lineup has been somewhat minimalistic in their approach to the interior, but this may change with this model.
For one, there are rumors about a floating screen and the physical gauge cluster is allegedly done away with, replaced by a modern HUD that will feed all the necessary information to the driver and freeing up the dashboard.
Finally, the rear seats are given some more space, since there is less equipment to be crammed both inside the cabin and under the hood. Speaking of which…
Little is known on the engine the new Model 3 is going to feature, but the range is supposed to be roughly 215 miles, which is kind of impressive for an electric engine running on batteries.
Of course, it should be able to accelerate to 60 mph in 6 seconds flat or less, but there are rumors of an ultrafast version reaching the same speed in under 3 seconds, although it seems unlikely at this point.
2018 Tesla Model 3 Video