Tesla Model 3 to add center console, steering wheel updates, heat pump and more, rumor says


Tesla is rumored to offer several changes to the Model 3, including adding a new center console, steering wheel, a heat pump and more, according to a known leaker in China.

While Tesla’s Model Y is based on the same platform as the Model 3, it is in many ways a better electric vehicle than the Model 3.

The automaker implemented several improvements to the electric SUV based on what it learned from the old electric sedan.

However, the old Model 3 is not exactly old.

Tesla first began gradual Model 3 delivery in 2017, but volume delivery did not begin until 2018.

It’s too early to refresh, but it’s not Tesla’s best-selling car to make up to Model Y with some technology that the automaker has introduced in electric SUVs this year.

A well-known leaker in China has shared alleged new updates coming soon to Tesla’s Made-in-China Model 3:

  • New steering wheel
  • Center console 2.0
  • New headlights and taillights
  • Trunk gate is powered
  • Remove chrome
  • Octave and heat pump
  • New windows with double pan

The change is definitely coming to Tesla’s Model 3 vehicles, which are being built at the Fremont factory, which supplies Model 3 vehicles to all other markets outside China.

There is still only one rumor, some of these updates mean a lot.

Tesla recently updated the Frank of the Model 3 and it is rumored for Tesla to install its new octave and heat pump, which Tesla first introduced in the Model Y.

Along with the frunk update, Tesla was also rumored to have updated the Model 3’s headlights and added a powered trunk gate.

The Model Y is already equipped with a powered gate and Tesla recently updated the taillights of the electric SUV.

Chrome delete is believed to be based on a well-planned update Tesla handed over to authorities in China.

Tesla has been known recently to introduce changes to Model 3 vehicles manufactured in China before introducing similar changes to Model 3 vehicles manufactured in the US.

Earlier this year, Tesla upgraded Model 3 vehicles in China with new wireless phone chargers and USB-C ports, and a month later, we saw similar features in the Model 3S manufactured at the Fremont factory.

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Although it remains a rumor for now, the majority of it means a lot to me.

Especially the things we heard before or the ones on Model Y are already like headlights and taillights, powered trunk gate, chrome delete and heat pump.

Others are more surprised.

It is unclear whether by “center console” they are referring to the center screen unit or storage system between the seats.

Many people use the term to refer to both.

I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up too much, but I hope a new steering wheel means better sensors for hand detection. It will be a game changer.

The new windows improve the noise and isolation of the cabin, which Elon mentioned they have been working on recently so I wouldn’t be surprised if this is true.

What do you think Let us know in the comment section below.

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