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Tesla Model 3 May Gain Heat Pump, Revised Steering Wheel, Screen And More
Looks like the most popular Tesla globally is going in for a major update.
The Model 3 has been around since 2017 pretty much unchanged, if you don’t count the over the air software updates, but it looks like Tesla may be readying a series of important changes that should improve the car in several ways. Essentially, it will borrow some features from the similar (but newer) Model Y.
According to a credible Tesla leaker from China, the Model 3 will soon get an updated steering wheel, a center console 2.0 (whatever this means; we presume it’s a new screen), revised front and rear light clusters, an electrically operated tailgate, double glazed windows, an Octovalve eight-way heat pump, a revised frunk and dark exterior trim pieces instead of chrome.
All these changes should improve the car significantly, but we don’t have information on all of them. Firstly, we know the heat pump (which was first hinted at by Elon Musk back in July) is the same efficient unit found in the Model Y. This is confirmed by the order for 450,000 such pumps to be delivered to Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory where they currently only assemble Model 3s.
Gallery: Tesla Model 3 Changes 2017-2020