Updated: Jan 9
Written by Daniel Andzhurov – January 06, 2022
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
There is hardly an electric car that is more popular than the Tesla Model 3. The sedan appeared on the market in mid-2017 as the fourth serial model of the American manufacturer, and from 2019 the electric car is officially available in Europe. With over 1 million units, this is the best-selling electric car in the world. Since the model year 2021, Tesla has updated the model's electric motors. Now the base version is 239 kW (325 hp) with a rear axle engine. The top version of the Model 3 is 377 kW (510 hp) with a dual drive.
Facelift for Model 3 with equipment from Model S.
Tesla will rework the Model 3 – information about this leaked from a fan forum of the brand. There will be a long list of changes to the Model 3 and the Model Y SUV, based mostly on a software update – a technique that the people at Tesla often use to launch new over-the-air features. The sedan and SUV will receive a more powerful AMD Ryzen processor with four cores for the infotainment system, which is already used in the Plaid versions of the Model 3 and Model X.
Another change: the 12-volt system will be charged by a lithium-ion battery. In addition, the Model 3 and Model Y will receive a new rear window with sound insulation, as well as an entirely new feature called "Super horn." It combines the horn, alarm system, and external speakers. The Model 3 will also receive some of the Model Y's technology. Thus, the Performance variant will have changes to the drivetrain that allow more power and make the sedan faster. In addition, the mileage of the base version will increase to 495 kilometers on the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure).
Auto Trendy’s take:
Tesla is shifting vehicles’ features from one class of cars to another with the facelift of the Model 3 that people are rumoring about. We, at Auto Trendy, see this as a kind of freedom that the manufacturer offers its customers. In other words, you would be able to choose between different types of cars while not having to sacrifice any comfort or infotainment features. The end result of this, we bet, will be an increased number of Tesla customers.