Tesla Model 3 gets design and cabin tweaks, range boost

Marco Green
October 17, 2020

Performance (starts at $54,990): Tesla increased the range of its most expensive Model 3 from 299 to 315 miles. With competition growing - rivals are rolling out affordable products with vastly improved drive and tech capabilities, Model 3 has now been facing some heat and may get to hit back hard courtesy its 2021 refresh that now claims to offer better range and even more features.

Tesla has updated the Model 3 with a host of small revisions and upgrades, and added Long Range Plus versions of the Model S and Model X to the United Kingdom pricing list. A metallic steering wheel may also come in - complete with heating functionality - while a new center console can also be expected.

The same is true for the Model S Performance, the quickest of the company's current offerings with its supercar-beating 0-60 miles per hour time of 2.3 seconds.

The Model S and X also see the introduction of the Long Range Plus variant to the United Kingdom, with it having been on sale in the U.S. for some time. While the Model S Performance is not tuned for maximum efficiency like its Long Range Dual Motor AWD counterpart, the vehicle now boasts a range of 387 miles per charge. Customers can also choose refreshed 18-inch and 19-inch wheels on the lower trims. The Model 3 also gets a power liftgate, sun visors that magnetically snap into place, and new trim on the door handles, window and seat controls, and sill plates, according to Car & Driver.

According to Tesla's website, customers will need to wait between five and nine weeks to take delivery of a refreshed Model 3.

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