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Model 3: Intrusive or non-intrusive trunk hinges? Automatic opening?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by NeverFollow, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. NeverFollow

    NeverFollow Member

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    So far there are no internal view of the Model 3 trunk.

    - I wonder if the trunk hinges will be intrusive or non-intrusive?
    I mean will the hinges might crush any luggage.

    - And will the trunk have an automatic opening release?
    Some reports assume that there will be no electric trunk opening.

    - Additionally, would an articulated Falcon Trunk Door be possible?
    For European or Asian market.

    - I also predict that the $35,000 Model 3 will have an optional non-operational trunk! ha ha ha

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    Intrusive hinges
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    Semi-Intrusive hinges
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    Non-intrusive hinges
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    Non-intrusive (piece of art) hinges... but don't put your fingers there!
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    Automatic Trunk release (feet)
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    Automatic Trunk release (remote)
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    Articulated Falcon Trunk Door
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    Optional (1951 Henri J) non-operational trunk! ha ha ha
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  3. JoaoD

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    They are non intrusive as shown, and are manual to close. But there seems to be an electronic release button like most car trunks, so you can press the keyfob or the button on the screen and it will open (half or completely I don't know). But you will have to close it manually, there won't be the option of a powered liftgate like the Model S (at least not planned at the release).
     
  4. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    The picture Bluestar posted is most likely how it is, but of course that car is one of the prototype alpha cars, so could have been changed but seriously doubt it.
     
  5. Big-T

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    We have such 1st world problems here :) What a time to be alive!
     
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  6. dsvick

    dsvick Active Member

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    Non intrusive (from the alpha prototypes)
    Electric release (from the recent pictures of the RC screens)
    Probably not power opening or closing (from the "less bells and whistles" comments by Elon)
     
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