Tesla’s 2024 Model 3, a refreshed version of its popular electric sedan, has finally made its way to North American shores. This updated model, which was previously released in Europe, the Middle East, and China, was codenamed “Highland” during its development phase. The new Model 3 introduces several significant changes to the design and features of Tesla’s mainstream electric vehicle.
A New Look and Feel
The 2024 Model 3 sports a sleeker exterior design, with the front end’s distinctive bump removed. The hood is more streamlined, and the headlights are low-profile, changes that Tesla claims optimize the car for maximum aerodynamics. This should translate into an increased range for the electric vehicle. Additionally, the Model 3 is now available in two new colors: Stealth Grey and Ultra Red.
The 2024 Model 3 refresh is now the only version available for ordering on Tesla’s configurator. Unlike previous iterations, there are only two versions available: a Long Range All-Wheel Drive (AWD) model with dual motors and a more affordable Rear-Wheel Drive version. The former top-of-the-line Performance model is no longer an option.
Enhanced Performance and Features
The Long Range AWD Model 3 boasts an EPA estimated range of up to 341 miles, an improvement from its predecessor’s 333 miles. The Rear-Wheel Drive model maintains a range of 272 miles. Interestingly, the top speed for both versions of the new 2024 Model 3 is listed as 125 mph, a decrease from the 2023 models.
The 2024 Model 3 also introduces several new features. These include new acoustic glass for a quieter cabin, improved ride quality with updated suspension tuning, and more sophisticated interior materials. The car also features ventilated seats, customizable ambient lighting, a brighter center touchscreen with smaller bezels and better contrast, and an upgraded sound system with up to 17 speakers.
What is the Tesla Model 3?
The Tesla Model 3 is a popular electric sedan produced by Tesla, a leading electric vehicle manufacturer.
What is the range of the 2024 Model 3?
The Long Range AWD Model 3 has an EPA estimated range of up to 341 miles, while the Rear-Wheel Drive model has a range of 272 miles.
What are the new features of the 2024 Model 3?
The 2024 Model 3 introduces several new features, including a sleeker exterior design, improved ride quality, more sophisticated interior materials, ventilated seats, customizable ambient lighting, a brighter center touchscreen, and an upgraded sound system.
Electric Vehicle (EV): A vehicle that is powered by an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine.
EPA Estimated Range: The estimated distance an electric vehicle can travel on a single charge, as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
All-Wheel Drive (AWD): A drivetrain that employs a front, rear and center differential to provide power to all four wheels of a vehicle.
Rear-Wheel Drive: A type of drivetrain that delivers power to the rear wheels of a vehicle for propulsion.
Configurator: An online tool provided by car manufacturers that allows potential buyers to customize a vehicle’s features before purchasing.