2024 Tesla Model 3 Drops In US: Lower Price and Longer Range Of 341 Miles!

Two options at debut, beginning at less than $39,000.

Following its worldwide introduction in 2023 and subsequent appearances on American ground earlier this year, the revamped Tesla Model 3 has at last arrived in North America. Specifics of the upgraded sedan are currently available on Tesla’s customer-oriented site, which features the costs and EPA-estimated distances for both of the initial models.

Revised as “Project Highland,” the updated Model 3 boasts refreshed bodywork and notable design updates, including relocated LED DRLs at the base of the headlight cluster similar to the Model X. The front end has also been sculpted, with the hood crease now extending to the fenders, updated C-shaped taillights, and a wordmark replacing the traditional Tesla emblem.

There are two fresh selections for paint as well: discreet grey and vibrant red, with the latter requiring an additional $2,000. Among the new wheel choices are the 18-inch Photon and the 19-inch Nova, both equipped with all-season tires.

Introducing: Upgraded Model 3

At present, there are two choices available on Tesla’s official website: the Standard Range model with rear-wheel drive and the Long Range model with all-wheel drive. According to EPA ratings, the former can travel up to 272 miles before needing a recharge, while the latter boasts an impressive 341-mile range on a single charge.

In terms of charging, there is not a significant difference between the two variants. Both have the capability to increase their range by 175 miles in just 15 minutes, which is an improvement from the previous model’s 147 miles. However, the Long Range AWD boasts a maximum Supercharging speed of 250 kW, whereas the Standard Range RWD can only reach a top speed of 170 kW.

The rate of acceleration shows a noticeable contrast between the two models. The Long Range AWD, equipped with a dual-motor, can achieve 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, while the Standard Range RWD takes 5.8 seconds to cover the same distance.

The 2024 Model 3 boasts a height of 56.7 inches, a length of 185 inches, and a width of 82.2 inches, proving to be lower, longer, and narrower than its predecessor. Additionally, it is reported to be lighter than the previous model, with Tesla’s US website stating a weight of 3,891 lbs (compared to the 4,034 lbs of the outgoing model).

After undergoing a significant redesign and updates to its body structure, the Tesla Model 3 boasts an impressive drag coefficient of 0.219. This places it among the ranks of the most aerodynamic vehicles in the market, coming in just behind its flagship counterpart, the Model S with a drag coefficient of 0.208.

The newly revised Model 3 boasts a comfortable interior reminiscent of a cozy lounge, complete with a blend of sleek aluminum and soft fabric elements. Additionally, Tesla has included ambient lighting to further enhance the overall atmosphere of the vehicle, and has improved soundproofing through the use of acoustic glass. The interior comes in two options, black and white, with the latter requiring an extra cost of $1,000.

The latest enhancements on the Model 3 include a revamped 15.4-inch display, which now features sleeker borders and the addition of wireless charging for two mobile devices. Furthermore, the backseat occupants are treated to an eight-inch rear screen, where they can easily manage climate settings, ventilation levels, and media options. The Standard Range RWD version comes equipped with nine speakers and an amplifier, while the Long Range AWD boasts an impressive 17-speaker system, complete with two subwoofers.

In recent years, there have been significant changes in the design of car steering wheels. One notable change is the replacement of the traditional lever with steering-mounted “gear” controls. This modern innovation allows drivers to easily shift gears without taking their hands off the wheel. Additionally, the emblem that was once found on the tiller has been replaced with a Tesla wordmark, giving the steering wheel a sleek and modern look. These updates have greatly improved the driving experience and have become a signature feature of Tesla vehicles.

At this moment, there is no information available regarding the performance specifications of the electric motors. Nevertheless, the price range commences at $38,990 for the Standard Range RWD version, while the Long Range AWD version begins at $45,990. Adding on the option of Full Self-Driving Capability will cost an additional $12,000, but this is only for preparation and does not include a complete package. On top of that, the Enhanced Autopilot package, which includes features such as Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon, and Smart Summon, comes at an extra cost of $6,000.

It is anticipated that a more athletic Performance variant will enter the market in the near future, potentially before the conclusion of the initial quarter. However, the exact timing of its release is yet to be determined.

Tesla predicts that the release of the upgraded 2024 Model 3 will commence either this month or in early February.

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