Tesla Model 3 will be revealed next March 31

Rumor has it that Tesla is not going to fully present its affordable new car, the Model 3, in full next month. But this is something we will easy confirm or deny in March 31, when Tesla has confirmed it will present the car and start taking deposits for it.

The car production will only start by the end of 2017, probably in order to count with the Gigafactory, which is slated to start production next year. According to early reports on Tesla’s most affordable car, it will be rear-wheel drive, and, with a 60kWh battery, it will be able reach a 240 miles (390 km) range. The Model 3 may receive larger batteries, for a broader range and more power, and all-wheel drive, what will make it more expensive. If you buy the entry-level version, it is expected to cost around US$ 35,000 before government incentives. There is a possibility that it will be actually cheaper than the Chevrolet Bolt. And we can expect even more fire on Tesla’s decision to sell directly to their customers.

Besides the Model 3, Tesla also intends to produce an SUV based on it. It will be called Model Y, what will make Tesla’s line up be very S3Xy (Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y).

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.