Recent reports from China suggest that Tesla may be preparing to make some significant improvements to the Gigafactory Shanghai-made model. Delete the delete, model Y’s “Oct Ktovlev”, and the new headlights and tail lights, to name a few.
The reports initially surfaced on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, where they were posted by people familiar with the matter. As shared on Twitter by Tesla’s owner-enthusiast EsTesla__Mania, The rumored Model 3 update will include several Model Y-inspired upgrades and some rather interesting changes hinted at by Elon Musk himself.
Back in July, for example, Elon Musk responded to a request from the owner of a China-based Model 3 that was Request for power liftgate Update. The owner in question lost the ability to use his legs, which made it challenging to use the Model 3’s manual liftgate and trunk. In response to the story, Elon Musk said Tesla would install a free power liftgate upgrade for the owner’s Model 3. This is, of course, induced speculation that the feature will eventually be standardized for this Model 3.
Other features mentioned in the rumor, such as the use of the Model Y’s “Octovlev” and the new Frank, were also hinted at by owners in the West. Just last month, reports from Model 3 buyers surfaced that Tesla had updated Frank’s design of the all-electric sedan. Considering that Frank’s updated design of the Model 3 The model was similar to the Y, with speculation circulating that Tesla might use some of the notable features of the electric crossover, such as its cutoff and heat pump – even on its midsize sedan.
The same goes for the rumored Made-in-China Model 3 upgrades to the vehicle’s headlights and tail lights. Tesla did not officially announce any improvements to these components in the Model 3, but owner reports indicate that there are newer vehicles. Equipped with bright and clear tail lights. When it comes to the Delete Factory Chrome option, such speculation never occurs, as the Model Y is already on the ship without Chrome Accents.
Probably the most interesting part of the rumors from China is the new steering wheel, the “2.0” version of the center console and double layer glass to keep the noise apart. It seems that these predictable improvements have not been reported by the latest Model 3 owners, although they are in line with Tesla’s trend. Continuous updates roll out On his vehicles over time. Given that wind noise becomes noticeable at high speeds, better sound isolation would definitely be a welcome upgrade for the Model 3. This is partly due to the lack of an internal combustion engine, which usually disturbs or overtakes wind noise in a conventional car.
H / T @ Tesla_Mania.
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