Tesla Model 3 release candidate spied, looks more like a Model S
7 April 2017 - Autoblog
When Tesla first unveiled the Model 3, many found the looks to be a little divisive, though that didn't stop thousands upon thousands of enthusiastic customers from plunking down their hard-earned cash on a deposit for the model.
Now we have a set of spy photos that show an undisguised Model 3 prototype, being referred to as a "release candidate," as it is basically a finalized version of the car. This is most likely what the car will look like, and any final changes would likely not be on the styling level.
Elon Musk tweeted a short video of a release candidate Model 3 awhile back, but we now have a closer look with these spy shots. This mature Model 3 looks a bit more like the Model S than it did when we first saw it, which might do well to help it gain more widespread visual appeal.
We see it testing against a BMW 3-Series, a competitor from whom Tesla might gain some green-minded customers. The interior, as expected, is spartan, with no instrument panel in front of the driver, just a center display.