If you are one of the 500,000 people who have handed over a $1,000 dollar deposit for the new Tesla Model 3, then these are the pictures you have been waiting for. Our sources spotted what is called the candidate version of the Model 3 near the Tesla Motors head office in Palo Alto, California.
It is basically the final version, allowing only for a few minor tweaks and it shows some signifiant design changes from the concept which was a little more extrovert than the undisguised model you see here. The main exterior design change is at the front where the Model 3 will get a family look similar to that of the Model S.
The biggest development though is in the interior, where the Model 3 does away with Tesla’s usual large centre console touchscreen. Instead the Model 3 gets a large screen mounted on the dashboard. It is still in the centre though and looks rather old school in that it is not integrated into the overall flow of the dashboard design at all. It could of course be a ploy to distract us from any design changes behind it but that seems unlikely given that the model is so close to its initial introduction in key markets ahead of its full global retail production in 2018.