sixteenth March 2019 by Guest contributor
Originally written on EVANNEX .
By Blane Erwin of Current Automotive
Note: The prices shown here are valid until the 18th of March. Tesla has announced plans to "raise vehicle prices worldwide by an average of 3%. … [However,] There will be no price increase for the $ 35,000 Model 3. The price increase applies only to the more expensive variants. "So if you have a Model 3 on the market, this handy guide can help ̵
Tesla's announcement of the long-awaited Standard Range and the surprising Standard Range Plus Model 3 also brought two new interior trim lines. Previously, all models of the Model 3 were equipped with the premium interior featuring soft synthetic seat material from Tesla, heated seats for all five occupants and a premium sound system with 14 speakers and other features. Without having to choose an interior trim level, creating the Model 3 was pretty easy: choose a battery size, choose the colors, and decide if you want the advanced autopilot.
With the extension of the Standard Range Model 3, there are now three interior trim levels, six battery and power levels, five exterior colors, two interior colors and two wheel models to choose from. Popular features are not available for all interior trim, and it's easy to raise the price of a Standard Range Model 3 to well over $ 40,000.
To simplify this, we will list the individual interior linings. then show which interior is available with each power level of the vehicle.
The standard interior model 3 has a minimalist interior design by Tesla, but not much else. We have not yet seen and felt the cloth seats of the standard equipment, so we can not comment on the quality of the materials used.
For just $ 2,000 more, some of the premium premium interior will attract many buyers. Tesla adds soft leatherette material and heated front seats to this option, which are 12-way adjustable.
The premium interior now has exclusive access to Tesla's satellite maps and a navigation system that uses live traffic data. along with the 14-speaker audio system, Internet streaming in the car, heated rear seats and various other features.
Model 3 buyers, however, can not combine interiors with battery sizes – each battery size is matched to a specific interior design. If you want the premium interior, you have no choice but to lose at least $ 5,000 for the mid-range battery.
Check the table below to see which interior trim is available for each battery size and what power is available on each level. [Reminder: prices shown below, excluding the base model, are scheduled to rise approximately 3% on Monday.]
Finally, there are five different options to choose from. These include paint colors, wheel styles, interior colors, autopilot and full self-driving. The latter two can be added to any vehicle.
You can add up to $ 13,000 options to a Model 3 here. Considering Tesla's $ 1,200 target fee, you can use the $ 37,000 3 Standard Plus model in a vehicle that costs $ 51,200 before taxes.
With the price reduction for the new Model 3, it will be tempting for many to do business with other cars. Considering the value of a used Model 3, you'll need to consider options such as interior trim and autopilot – Tesla's changes to autopilot features mean that older vehicles offer better value depending on what's important to you.
Source: Current Automotive; Editor's note: Current Automotive is the first retailer in the US to focus on electric cars launched by two former Tesla employees.