Image: Esther Kokkelmans/X
The updated Tesla Model 3 is now on display at a showroom in France. At the moment, this is the first known Tesla location in Europe where you can see the car. The first batch of the new product, presumably for delivery to Europe, is already being prepared at the port of China.
On September 1, Tesla announced the updated Model 3. Initially, it was presented in China and Europe. The cars appeared at two auto shows in Beijing, China, and Munich, Germany. There, visitors had the opportunity to see Model 3 in person, talk about it with Tesla employees, and inspect all the details. However, at that time, the car was not immediately available in Tesla showrooms.
It seems that this will now change. Esther Kokkelmans/X reported that the updated Model 3 was spotted at the company's showroom in Paris, France. At the moment, this is the first known location offering the new product. It is unknown whether this showroom is the only one or whether there are others. However, the appearance of the updated Model 3 in the Paris showroom indicates the car will soon appear in more Tesla showrooms in the region.
News:— Esther Kokkelmans (@EstherKokkelman) September 9, 2023
The new @tesla model 3 refresh/Highland can now be visited at the beautiful #Tesla location in Paris.
This is one of the first Tesla centers in Europe where the refreshed model can be seen.
Go check it out!
Congratulations @teslaeurope and Tesla France🇫🇷@TeslaClubFrance… pic.twitter.com/jjz3gNmvrE
Meanwhile, the first batch of updated Model 3s has been prepared in China. Since they all have a long license plate space, we can assume that they are ready for delivery to Europe. However, it remains possible that the vehicles could also be sent to countries such as Malaysia or Australia or other countries that also have oblong license plates on their vehicles. According to footage taken by Wu Wa in the Chinese port, hundreds of cars are already there.
The updated Model 3 is currently only produced in China. Tesla announced that the cars are only available to order in China, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand. However, deliveries of the old Model 3 stopped in Europe last month, and the website indicates the next deliveries will take place in October-November. Given that Europe has a large market for the Model 3, the updated cars are expected to arrive here soon.
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