The Tesla Model 3 has undergone a facelift for the 2024 model year, six years after its initial launch in July 2017. This updated version features a refreshed design, introduces new features, extends its range, and brings several enhancements, making it even more appealing than the current model. Notably, the details and images presented in this article pertain to the German-spec model, as the U.S.-spec variant has not been unveiled yet. We will provide a comprehensive update when Tesla reveals the U.S. version.
Some key highlights of the 2024 Tesla Model 3 include:
- Enhanced Design: The facelifted Model 3 boasts a refreshed design that enhances its visual appeal.
- Improved Range: It offers an impressive WLTP range of up to 678 kilometers (421 miles), making it more energy-efficient.
- Reduced Top Speed: The new model has a lower top speed of 125 mph compared to the previous version.
- U.S. Launch: While details regarding the U.S. launch are forthcoming, it is expected to follow later this year.
These updates aim to solidify the Model 3’s position as one of the leading electric mid-size cars globally. Keep an eye out for further information on the U.S.-spec Model 3 once it becomes available.
The 2024 Tesla Model 3 is currently available for order in various international markets, including Germany, other European countries, Australia, China, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, and the UAE. These markets are expected to receive the facelifted model from the Gigafactory Shanghai, with deliveries commencing soon.
According to a report by JRJ.com on August 7, 2023, Tesla has initiated production of the new Model 3 at the Gigafactory Shanghai. An X user named teslashanghai mentioned that Tesla intends to produce approximately 1,200 units of the new Model 3 per day at the Chinese plant.
As of now, Tesla has not officially announced the 2024 Model 3 in any of its North American markets, including the USA, Canada, Mexico, or Puerto Rico. The delay in the announcement could be attributed to a deferred production start at the Fremont Factory, which may serve as the exclusive production site for the updated car in North America. Nevertheless, it is anticipated that a regional launch announcement will be made soon.
In Germany, the 2024 Tesla Model 3 is available at a retail price of EUR 42,990 for the Standard Range RWD variant and EUR 51,990 for the Long Range AWD variant.
In the United States, Tesla is expected to price the new Model 3 similarly to the outgoing model, with a starting price of approximately USD 41,000. To provide context, the current model is offered at USD 40,240 for the Standard Range RWD variant, USD 47,240 for the Long Range AWD variant, and USD 53,240 for the Performance variant.
It’s worth noting that Tesla had previously implemented significant price increases across its lineup in 2021 and 2022. However, the company is now working to balance these increases with price reductions. During Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting on May 16, 2023, Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, highlighted that the total ownership cost of the Model 3 has decreased to USD 0.49 per mile, making it comparable to that of a Toyota Corolla at USD 0.46 per mile.