The much-anticipated 2024 Tesla Model 3 has finally received some media attention, and car experts are already predicting it will be a hit with EV enthusiasts. You might be curious about what makes this model so special – its performance, interior, and specs – or when it will be available in Hong Kong. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. We’ll keep you updated with all the latest information we uncover. So, let’s rev up that Tesla engine!
Tesla Model 3 overview: Better look, more range, more comfy interior
The 2024 Tesla Model 3 has finally been unveiled, much to the excitement of EV enthusiasts. A few hours after leaked images surfaced online, the sleek and stylish new model was officially introduced, sporting a refreshing exterior design. But that’s not all – the latest Model 3 also boasts an upgraded interior and an improved range, promising an even more impressive driving experience.
Look different from the outside
The 2024 Tesla Model 3 has undergone a mid-life facelift, and visually, the most significant changes can be seen on the front and rear fascias. The front sports a pair of slim LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights, above a revised bumper with sharper lines and a new lower grille opening. The rear has also been refreshed with new LED taillights, while Tesla has introduced new 18-inch Photon and 19-inch Nova wheels for the EV.
What about the inside? No steering stalks, bigger truck, bigger screen
Tesla has taken the minimalist philosophy to the next level with the 2024 Model 3. The new dashboard includes ambient lighting that flows into the doors, creating an immersive driving experience. Speaking of doors, the Model 3 now boasts new door panels. Tesla also introduced a new steering wheel that incorporates turn signals, eliminating stalks on the steering column. The gear selector has also been moved to the touchscreen, a polarising decision that may raise some eyebrows.
Tesla has reworked the seats, adding a ventilated function to the front seats, and improved the Model 3’s sound system to 17 speakers. Plus, the trunk has been enlarged to 594 litres, and passengers in the rear now have an 8-inch touchscreen with climate control and entertainment functions at their fingertips. The front infotainment screen has grown slightly to 15.4 inches, boasting slimmer bezels for a sleeker look.
Does the 2024 Tesla Model 3 perform better?
While Tesla has yet to unveil the complete specs for the 2024 Model 3 in the US, it has been confirmed that the new model boasts an increased range of 11-12% in Europe.
The entry-level Standard Range RWD can now travel 344 miles (554 km) on the WLTP cycle, while the Long Range can go up to 677 km (421 miles). The Standard Range variant can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds, while the Long Range, with its two electric motors, can achieve the same speed in just 4.4 seconds.
As for the facelifted Model 3 Performance, its specs have yet to be announced.
While it’s still a mystery whether Tesla has tinkered with the battery to enhance the range, one thing is for sure: the drag coefficient has been dialled down from 0.23Cd to 0.219Cd, which no doubt contributes to the improved range. (The drag coefficient can be understood as a quantified number that shows the air resistance when a car is in motion.)
How much does the 2024 Model 3 cost?
Behold, the rumored prices of the 2024 Tesla Model 3:
|Standard Range RWD
|Long Range AWD
Standard Range RWD costs US$61,900 plus an on-roads fee of US$4,500, while Long Range AWD costs US$71,900 plus US$500 on-roads.
When will the 2024 Tesla Model 3 be available in Hong Kong?
I know many will ask this question. But unfortunately, the 2024 Tesla Model will be available in Europe first. We’ll keep you updated once the latest news is out!
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Frequently asked questions: 2024 Tesla Model 3
What’s new about the 2024 Tesla Model 3?
The 2024 Tesla Model 3 has been updated with a new exterior design, including LED headlights and taillights, and new 18-inch and 19-inch wheels. The interior has also been upgraded with a new dashboard, door panels, and steering wheel. The gear selector is now on the touchscreen, and the front infotainment screen is 15.4 inches. The Model 3 has a larger trunk, an improved sound system, and a rear entertainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen. The range is improved by 11-12% in Europe, with the Standard Range RWD able to travel 344 miles and the Long Range up to 421 miles.
When will the 2024 Tesla Model 3 be available in Hong Kong?
The 2024 Tesla Model 3 will be available in Europe before it’s available anywhere else.
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