Tesla Model 3 could be updated in 2023 as part of the “Highland” project, according to a report. As part of the changes, the manufacturer aims to reduce production costs and increase the attractiveness of the vehicle.
According to a Reuters report, Tesla has launched the “Highland” project, under which Model 3 will be modified. One direction of the redesign is to reduce the number of components and complexity of Model 3's interior, while focusing on features that Tesla customers value, including the display, which is the vehicle's function control panel. The updated Model 3 may also receive changes to its appearance as well as to characteristics of its powertrain. The changes are expected to bring cost savings to production, although detailed figures are not available.
The estimated start time for production at Gigafactory Shanghai is scheduled for Q3 2023. The sources of the news publication did not report the timing of the start of production at the factory in Fremont.
Tesla continues to work in its unique style. Instead of producing many different models and cars of different model years, the company sometimes updates its older models with design changes to enhance their appeal and performance. In addition, as soon as Tesla develops new technologies that improve its cars, it immediately incorporates them.
The Model 3 redesign is reportedly based on an update to Model S, Tesla's premium sedan released last year. A yoke steering wheel was added along with it, while buttons and traditional air vents were removed as part of the minimalist interior.
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