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Tesla Model 3 Production Avatar Caught on tape- watch the footage!

Seen here in the lead image is the production ready version of Tesla Model 3 recently captured cruising on a highway in Palo Alto, California. The car spotted while on a spin isn’t quite different from the prototype revealed worldwide on March 31st in Los Angeles. Tesla will begin its innings in the country with Model 3, the auto giant even aims to set up a wide Supercharger network pan India. According to Tesla’s latest account record, around 3, 73,000 customers from across the globe are expecting to drive the Tesla Model 3 and have already paid a token amount of $1000.

The most affordable electric car from the US-based electric car giant has been spotted wearing matte black finish and Model X inspired coupe-like rear design. Scroll down to find out more about the Tesla Model 3.

 

Tesla Model 3 Price in India

The Model 3 in India is expected to be offered at around Rs 37 lakh. In US it will be tagged at approx. USD 35,000, while the India-spec model will cost a little more owing to the high taxes on CBUs. Yes, the Model 3 will reach Indian shores as completely built up units (CBUs).

 

Tesla Model 3 India Bookings

As mentioned above, Tesla Model 3 made its world premiere on 31st March, 2016. Online bookings commenced one hour before its official unveiling with a token amount of USD 1000. Some 3, 73,000 potential customers have already booked the car worldwide.

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Tesla Model 3 India Launch

The worldwide launch of Model 3 is expected in 2018 as it will enter production only by the end of 2017. The Indian launch is also expected at the same time.

 

Tesla Model 3 Images

 

Tesla Model 3 India Exterior Design

The Model 3’s design cues looks highly inspired from the Model S. The Model 3 has been fabricated on an all-new platform; the front, rear and overhangs are much smaller than its counterpart. The production version of the Model 3 will be seen flaunting black-coloured slim-line chrome grille, fresh headlights, LED tail lamps, large windshields, sporty alloy wheels and well-defined smooth character lines. There is a large glass roof extending from the front to the boot, but the boot opening is quite small. With Model 3, Tesla takes the new design to an altogether new level.

 

Tesla Model 3 India Interior

A different, tech heavy interior is expected to make way into the Tesla Model 3. Tesla with Model 3 brings in a new 15-inch landscape touchscreen integrated on the dashboards and bids goodbye to the 17-inch portrait touchscreen used till now. The upper corner of the display gets the gear and speed selection while the bottom gets the climate control selection, while the rest of the arrangement is for audio controls and maps. The rear seat occupants might get additional leg space as there is no hump in the middle for the transmission tunnel.

The Model 3 might offer an optional feature of sensors for autonomous driving, but customers will have to pay additional charges for that. The panoramic glass setup will further lend a spacious and airy feel. Tesla’s Autopilot will be offered as standard and will be enabled with accident avoidance through automatic braking. Other convenience features includes self-parking capabilities and also ability to summon car from the parking lot.

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Tesla Model 3 India Specs

Under the hood, the Tesla 3 will be equipped with a lithium-ion 60 kw hour battery pack that delivers a range of 300 kms while fully charged. Tesla Model 3 with a power of 7200 Superchargers can sprint from 0-97 kph in less than 4 seconds. Similar powertrain will be seen driving the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. The Model 3 will be equipped with an all-wheel drive (AWD) system and rear wheel drive (RWD) system as well.

 

Tesla Model 3 India Warranty

According to the company officials, Tesla’s Model 3 just like the Model S will have infinite-mile, 8 year, transferable warranty on drive unit and battery.

 

Tesla Model 3 Rivals

There is no dearth of competition in this segment; Tesla Model 3 will be seen locking horns with the Jaguar XE, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series.

(Video credit – Jeff Klakring)