Considered as an affordable electric sedan, the Tesla Model 3 is one of the brand’s most recognizable electric vehicles for masses. It combines all important items in one: affordability, range, and power. The luxury and equipment are also on the high level and its exterior styling is very handsome. The manufacturer has presented the 2018 model year but the latest rumors are also announcing the newest 2019 Tesla Model 3.
The Tesla Model 3 will be available as hatchback and sedan. As well, it will be offered in two versions with two different ranges which will naturally differ in price also. The 2019 model year shouldn’t significantly distinguish from the current model, but there will be some minor styling changes. Inside the cabin, there will be more room for all and the passengers will feel more comfortable. As well, the cargo space will finally be improved and there will be two trunks, one on the front and one on the rear.
The Tesla Model will find main rivals in Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, BMW i3, BMW 3-Series and Tesla Model S.
The powertrain and performance of the 2019 Tesla Model 3
The 2019 Tesla Model 3 will arrive with two different battery sizes. The first is powered by an electric motor and a battery pack of 50 kWh. This unit will have an all-electric range of 250 miles and will be able to develop 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. The total output of this unit will be 258 horses. It will come standard with rear-wheel drive system.
Furthermore, the more powerful version will be fitted with a larger battery of 70 kWh which will have a range of even 300 miles and more. This powertrain will be able to hit 60 mph in only 4 seconds. As well, the Tesla Company has said that they will probably offer it with an all-wheel drive configuration at some point in future.
Design of the exterior and interior
Visually, the upcoming 2019 Tesla Model 3 will keep its recognizable, long and coupe-like appearance. It is attractive and very modern and well-known for its rounded front end which features no grille or any intake. The headlamps are elongated and angular and will receive LED lights so as the daytime running lights.
The newest 2019 Tesla Model 3 will receive two trunks on the front and the other in the rear. It means that the cargo space will be now significantly improved. In addition to this, the rear seats can be folded down if needed even more room. On the center of the dash, we will notice a large 15-inch touchscreen. As for the equipment, it will come standard with dual-zone climate control, cloth upholstery, audio system with FM and streaming internet radio, two USB ports, navigation, and so on.
Among optional features, there will be heated seats, premium upholstery, a premium audio system, adjustable front seats, a tinted glass roof, and so on.
Release date and price
The manufacturer hasn’t revealed when the 2019 Tesla Model 3 will go on sale. The base model should cost around $35,000 while the higher trims will go up to $55,000.