Tesla Model 3 will just have two options in the name of mass production
The Tesla Model 3 is edging closer to production, and in order to keep prices down, Tesla is offering owners only two options for their Model 3: a choice of colours and wheels. And that’s it. No choice of different interior trims, no choice of body bits and perhaps most interestingly, no choice of battery packs.
This philosophy flies in the face of the strategies Tesla has employed for the more expensive Model S and Model X, which have both brought Tesla their own set of issues, namely those outlandish Falcon Wing Doors on the Model X.
Tesla must get the Model 3 right, because as a mass market product, minimising the potential for glitches and customer dissatisfaction are crucial.
Whilst technical information is yet to be confirmed, it is believed the Model 3 will be abke to complete the 0-100km/h sprint in around six seconds.
The Tesla Model 3 will be priced from around $60,000 when it arrives in Australia, and will compete against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series and Jaguar XE.
American deliveries will take place in July 2017. Australian delivery times are yet to be confirmed.