Tesla’s Enhanced Model 3 with Extended Range Comes to the UK
Tesla’s facelifted Model 3 is set to be delivered to UK customers starting in January 2024.
This updated version of the Model 3, already one of the world’s best-selling electric vehicles (EVs), comes with numerous upgrades, including a sleeker appearance, a smarter interior, and a quieter cabin.
However, the most significant improvement is the extended range, allowing it to travel over 400 miles on a single battery charge.
The Model 3: A Pinnacle of Electric Vehicle Success
The Tesla Model 3, renowned for being the American electric car manufacturer’s most affordable EV, has achieved tremendous success in the EV market.
It continues to be one of the world’s best-selling electric vehicles.
A Range Boost Sets It Apart
One of the standout features of the updated Model 3 is its improved range.
Thanks to enhanced aerodynamics, it can now cover over 400 miles on a single charge, making it one of the longest-range EVs available in the UK.
Price Updates and Open Order Books
In addition to the range boost, Tesla has adjusted the pricing for the Model 3, making it more accessible to potential buyers.
The entry-level Model 3 rear-wheel drive now starts at £39,990, while the long-range variant is priced from £49,990.
Order books are already open to UK customers, and the updated Model 3 is available for viewing on the Tesla UK website, with deliveries expected to commence in the new year.
Range Improvements: The Technical Details
The improvement in range is achieved through enhanced aerodynamics.
The Model 3’s new styling results in a lower drag coefficient rating, reducing air resistance and wind noise during driving.
Redesigned wheels and tires with reduced rolling resistance further contribute to the extended range.
Enhanced Interior and Features
The Model 3’s interior has received several improvements as well. Gone are the stalks branching from the steering wheel columns; instead, haptic switches and physical buttons have been introduced for various controls.
The dashboard touchscreen is now a 15.4-inch display with a slimmer bezel and a brighter, more responsive, and customizable user interface.
Improved Cabin Noise and Comfort
Tesla has worked to provide a quieter and more comfortable ride in the Model 3. Redesigned tires and double-glazed windows help reduce road noise.
Additionally, an upgraded premium audio system with multiple speakers enhances the in-car audio experience.
For added comfort, the Model 3’s seats now feature ventilation, providing cool air to the driver and passenger.
Innovative Driving Controls
The Model 3’s driving controls have also been revamped. Indicators are now operated through the touchscreen, and the drive selector is part of the touchscreen’s functionality.
The interior updates aim to create a more streamlined and user-friendly experience.
More Screen Options for Passengers
Passengers in the back of the Model 3 are not left out. The facelifted Model 3 includes an all-new 8-inch rear display with integrated climate control, ventilation, and entertainment functions.
The vehicle also boasts an additional wireless phone charger and three USB-C charging ports for added convenience.
What’s to Come: Right-Hand Drive and New Colors
Tesla has confirmed that UK-bound Model 3s will be right-hand drive, making them a more appealing choice for British customers.
Additionally, two new color choices, “ultra red” and “stealth grey,” have been introduced, providing buyers with even more customization options.
The Model 3’s color palette includes pearl white, solid black, and deep blue metallic paints.
The updated Model 3 brings a host of improvements to enhance the driving experience for UK customers, including a longer range and a refined interior with advanced features.
Tesla continues to innovate and set new standards in the electric vehicle market.