- The Tesla Model 3 was revealed four years ago and has been in the market since 2017. It’s due for a refresh.
- Tesla doesn’t refresh its vehicles on the same schedule as the traditional auto industry, and customers don’t seem to mind.
- But the Tesla Model 3 could use some updates.
- Here’s my wish list, ranked.
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The Tesla Model 3 was officially unveiled in early 2016. That means Tesla’s mass-market sedan — far more affordable than the larger Model S — is four years old.
In car years, that means the Model 3 should the slated for a “refresh” — an update to its design, features, and possibly its powertrain.
But Tesla doesn’t operate in terms of traditional-carmaker time, so I’m not expecting the Model 3 to be any different in 2020 that it was when I first drove it in 2017. In fact, Tesla might never significantly update the Model 3; the Model S has been largely unchanged, save for a few cosmetic tweaks, interior embellishments, and other improvements since 2012, and the Model X SUV is same vehicle that arrived in 2015. Tesla has also improved the battery range on all three models.
Still, a guy can dream. While I think the Model 3 is among the best cars you can currently buy, I would suggest some updates.
Here they are, ranked: