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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by dgindio, Apr 20, 2016.
I like it.
I'd buy that for a dolla...wait, tens of thousands of dollars!
If they gave me the option to use my reservation on either version, I'd choose the hatchback in an instant.
Would rather have a true wagon.
Looks like a Mazda 3 hatchback with Tesla door handles....not bad, because mazdas are nice looking cars.
Elon has said (tweet) it won't be a hatchback.
These would sell like hotcackes in Europe.
That's a great render. Kudos to whoever put in the work. Great design all-around.
Imagine that while the Model 3 will initially come only as a 4 door with trunk (most popular in US), once that demand is satisfied that it will add a hatchback as well as a 2 door coupe to extend the line. Due to the marketplace it would not make sense to release the less popular hatchback design first.
I don't know if Tesla will do a hatchback or wagon version any time soon. We know that they've got a 3 variation that's a crossover waiting in the wings (the so called Model Y, whatever it ends up being called.)
I'd think that most of the folks who want a hatchback or wagon could be persuaded to take the crossover if they won't take the sedan, and the crossover reaches out to regions of the market who wouldn't consider either one.
I'm thinking the wagon version is probably with the 2nd generation Roadster and the notional Pickup truck in the priority stack, somewhere in the 2020-2025 timeframe.
I agree, I think the crossover version will satisfy those that want a hatchback. Yes, it will sit slightly higher than the 3, and look a little more like a crossover, but I suspect these will both be kept to a minimum for aerodynamics. I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up looking more like a cross between a crossover and a wagon. (I think that technically makes it 25% suv and 75% wagon, since crossovers are basically a wagon crossed with an suv!)
Basically just take the picture above and give it about 1.5 inches of additional ground clearance, and an additional 3 inches through the body and you have the Model 3 crossover.
We have a fantastic car in the model 3 that was revealed yet people want one thing or another changed, I just don't get it. Now the concept itself and the model s before that would be a part of a very long strategy devised by a group of very clever people at Tesla. Why people think Tesla will side step their plan and do something different just because someone came up with a modified rendering is completely beyond me have to say.
Believe that Elon has said that there is intent to produce a cross over on the Model 3 chassis. Will be several years away, but think that would be a smart alternative to slow selling (in USA) hatchbacks.
Not that it matters to me but;
Maybe the current prototype could be a hatch back... here's how. (Pure Speculation)
If the rear glass popped open and moved with the trunk it would reduce the height of a "one piece" structure. Think = Double hatch, one in side the other. Maybe that's why the trunk wasn't available for viewing on the Motor Trend Vid and why on a test drive (trunk shot) a Tesla employee said there was some prototype hardware inside, declining to show the trunk open more. Elon has said that you can get a bike in the trunk... and as it stands right now.... I don't think that's possible.
Just pure speculation and what I would do if I was an engineer at Tesla!... but I'm not
As I've said in other posts the current trunk doesn't bother me.... Appears to be the same size as my Subaru Impreza Sedan, except I'm missing a FRUNK!
Yeessss! I have a 2002 Protege 5 and would love if Tesla came out with a wagon or hatch back 3
It's been more than a year and a half since there was any activity on this thread. Has anyone heard any more rumors or credible info about the possibility of a future hatchback for the model 3?
That is what the Model Y will be, although probably closer to smaller Model X than Model 3 with hatchback.