Tesla’s been working on a refreshed Model 3 for months now, and a new report claims that it might finally take the wraps off the updated electric vehicle this week.
The newly updated model has been leaking steadily of late, although we’re still lacking any proper close-up looks at a car that Tesla no doubt hopes will kickstart sales.
Now, Bloomberg reports that its sources believe Tesla will give people an “early glimpse” of the new Model 3 this week. That’s because Tesla CEO Elon Musk is currently in China.
Tesla Inc. plans to give an early glimpse of its revamped Model 3 sedan as part of Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s first visit to the carmaker’s Shanghai factory in years, according to people familiar with the matter.
It’s thought that the first refreshed Model 3 car prototypes will start to roll off the production line today, although some people wonder whether that could be accurate. Electrek reports that Tesla doesn’t normally share details of a new refresh before it’s ready to actually go on sale.
We noted to take the report with a grain of salt because it’s unlike Tesla to give a glimpse of a new version of an existing vehicle ahead of it becoming available. Tesla most often doesn’t even acknowledge that an update is coming to a vehicle until it’s there for fear that it will negatively affect current sales.
However, there is of course a chance that the vehicles being produced in China aren’t actually prototypes but vehicles that are ready to ship to customers. If that’s the case, the report could make a whole lot more sense.