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How does the trunk work on the Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by AkalStation, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. AkalStation

    AkalStation Member

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    Is the trunk a hatch back? Also, how does the trunk open as the glass continuously runs to the back. In some of the photos it looks like there are visible lines where the trunk opens/closes. Anyone have any insight?
     
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    Yeah, looks like a cutline just behind the B-pillar. That would be a HUGE hatch opening if it were a hatch.
     
  3. S3XY

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    I was just going to start this same exact thread. I can't figure out how it opens. There does seem to be a seam a short way up both sides of the frame but it's in the middle of the solid piece of glass. How could that work?
     
  4. Brad_NC

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    It looks to be trunk-style, for now.
     
  5. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Don't get caught up in the details with this concept reveal. It looks like a hatch, and there will likely be a seam near the back of the rear seats (much like the Model S). They just don't have it because the detailed mechanicals haven't all been designed/prototyped up yet.

    Folks, understand that showing a prototype car in a moving form takes a lot of work and a lot of custom one-off parts. They're not going to be doing all of the details like this in the prototype. It's just not ready yet.
     
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  6. McHoffa

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    In this pic, you can see the lines clearly, and it's definitely a hatch like the S, though I guess the hinges would have to be way up at the B pillar?
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    I saw that too. Maybe the lid and frame only goes a short way up but the glass has a frame underneath that goes up to the seam in the glass?
     
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    unless it's a trunk that raises over the back glass
     
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    But that would be very short and awkward. You'd have to load things under the back of the glass.
     
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who was puzzling over this. Probably will look different in production. Or maybe the whole car transforms into Optimus Prime and hands you your luggage. Who knows.
     
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    You mean like how most sedans work?
     
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    The large glass roof at the rear seems to be fixed and there is no split or joint at the trunk opening line.

    So it looks like that the metal part is the only part that would lift up. This would result in smaller trunk opening than a true fastback design like the Model S.

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    And this compared with Model S:

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    While they did mention that the glass on the roof would be impressive, Elon also did say that a 7ft surf board could also fit inside.
    Time will tell.
     
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    It seems so indeed. Wonder how that looks like in real life.
     
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    #15 spottyq, Apr 1, 2016
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    Maybe they found a way to bend glass ?

    Seriously though, I really wonder how it is supposed to open… At the end of that little triangle window behind the rear doors there seems to be a cut in the metal (similar to the MS) where it could open, but at that point the glass seems to be continuous.

    [Edit :] To clarify, my bending glass comment was humour. Should have put a smiley…
     
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    not sure where they're going with that if that's true.
    doesn't seem very practical and the car doesn't really need any more rigidity.
    It's only for aesthetics?
     
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    Or get a Bolt EV.
     
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