Although we don’t have official sales date we know that Model 3 is currently the most popular vehicle manufactured at Tesla Motors. With astonishing 400,000 pre-orders, it set the record which would be hard to beat. It is a premium sedan with an electric motor under the hood but comes at the price of a regular sedan. Model 3 is designed to obtain a five-star Safety Rating. This car comes with 215 miles of range and supercharging option, and you can reserve your own at the official website of Tesla Motors. Many are wondering if Model 3 is going to get a hatchback variant and according to some rumors this might be true. Elon Musk posted on his Tweet profile that design of the current model will be changed. There was not enough headroom for passengers at the back thus Tesla had to shrink the cargo space. This led to the significantly decreased trunk. Therefore Musk announced Model 3 could come in several different body styles and we believe it is going to get a hatchback variant in around three years. However, 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback is still far from the production line.
2019 TESLA MODEL 3 HATCHBACK POWERTRAIN
Please have in mind that Tesla Motors hasn’t announced any information about the hatchback and all we’ve got are rumors and predictions. Drivetrain should be similar to the regular model, but there are some opinions it can come with three different batteries. We already know that Model 3 is going to come with a 40-kWh battery and 215 miles of range. 0-60 mph time of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback should be around 6 seconds with this battery. However, some experts believe it is going to have at least two more options.
These options should be more powerful than the 40-kWh battery. A 60-kWh would be placed in a higher spec model and it should come with better performances. Mile range is supposed to be extended to 250 miles and acceleration would probably drop to 5 seconds. Allegedly top spec model would have a 70-kWh battery pack and mile range of 300 miles. Acceleration would drop even more, but it’s hard to believe it can reach 4 seconds as it is stated by some sources. We need to hold our horses for some time and then we’ll see whether these allegations are true or not. However, we are certain that all cars coming from Tesla Motors are compatible with Tesla Supercharger which charges a battery in a matter of minutes.
Generally, there shouldn’t be major differences between sedan and hatchback. Well, except they are two different types of vehicles. The biggest difference between these two is in the shape of the roof. There will be no grille at the front since it doesn’t have an internal combustion engine. However, we have already got used to seeing grilles cars thanks to Tesla Motors. Headlights are integrated into fenders and are equipped with LED technology. Also, fog lamps are going to use LED technology.
Cargo space is going to be expanded. Musk always lends an ear to the customers and hence he would try to increase cargo room at the back of the car. However, we are not sure exactly how big it would be. Everything else should remain the same. Hatchback won’t be any different than the sedan in terms of interior design. However, it might be equipped with improved technology since it surely won’t be released in the following two years.
PRICE AND RELEASE OF TESLA MODEL 3 HATCHBACK
The release date of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback is not exactly known. Reportedly it won’t come to the market before 2019, but we need to wait for the confirmation by officials at Tesla Motors. The hatchback shouldn’t be more expensive than the sedan which means expected price is around $35,000.