The new 2024 Tesla Model 3 facelift will enter the UK on January 27th.


Tesla has stated that UK consumers may anticipate the facelifted Model 3 in late January. The Model 3 has been available for purchase in Rear Wheel Drive and Long-Range configurations since October, following its public premiere at last year's Munich Motor Show. 

The Model 3 has been a major success in the UK, becoming not just one of the most popular electric vehicles, but also one of the most popular automobiles in general. It has had to play second fiddle to the newer Model Y SUV in terms of sales over the last two years, but Tesla is now hoping that the 2024 facelifted version, with its pretty broad range of upgrades, would give the Model 3 a boost. 

When the Model 3 debuted in 2019, we deemed it worthy of the Car of the Year honor. Since then, Tesla's electric small executive vehicle has faced stiff competition from the Hyundai Ioniq 6, BMW i4, Polestar 2, and newcomers like as the planned Kia EV4 and BYD Seal.

The Rear-Wheel Drive begins at £39,990, with the range-topping Long Range priced at £49,990. Customers in the UK will receive their facelifted Model 3s on January 27th (the same date that UK test drives will be available), and the first thing they will notice is the new car's improved external look. Tesla claims that the automobile remains "true to its sleek, uncluttered design aesthetic." There are slimmer headlamps and a redesigned bumper in the front, which helps lower the drag coefficient to 0.219, the lowest of any Tesla to yet. The back has new C-shaped lights, 'Tesla' badging across the bootlid, a faux rear diffuser, and a redesigned bumper. 

There is also a new line of aerodynamically designed wheels. The 18-inch 'Photon' wheels come standard on both trim levels, while the 19-inch 'Nova' wheels cost an additional £1,500. Two new exterior paint treatments have also been added: Ultra Red and Stealth Grey, both priced at £2,000. 
Tesla has not revealed any modifications to the battery in any model. Despite this, both Model 3 variants have increased range. The Rear-Wheel Drive now has a stated range of 344 miles (down to 318 miles with the bigger wheels), up from 305. The Model 3 Long Range provides 420 miles (down to 391 miles with bigger wheels), an increase from 374 miles in pre-facelift variants. The 0-60 mph time is the same for both, with the Long Range taking 4.2 seconds and the Rear-Wheel Drive requiring 5.8 seconds. We anticipate a quicker 'Performance' model returning to the lineup, with supercar-like acceleration and a 0-60mph speed of roughly three seconds. 

The inside has been 'completely revamped', according to Tesla, yet it appears comparable to the previous model's austere cabin. The front and rear seats are now ventilated and heated as standard, there's a new steering wheel with indicator buttons instead of stalks, and there's new ambient lighting on the dashboard. 

The large 15.4-inch primary touchscreen provides more useable space thanks to a narrower surround. The back passenger may use a new eight-inch display for temperature control and entertainment. Both displays support over-the-air infotainment upgrades. 

Tesla believes the Model 3 will have dramatically decreased road noise. According to the US brand, this is due in part to 'elevated levels of execution', but there is also acoustic glass all around, upgraded suspension bushings, seals, and more sound deadening.

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