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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by scottm, Sep 27, 2016.
Except that will be nowhere near what the production 3 interior will look like.
Not fair to compare a production model, a soon to be production model, and one whose interior at best could be considered an alpha version.
This is just what the people in the world are seeing right now. Fair or not, is what it is.
Tools are down on Model 3.
If Tesla has a finished interior ... or maybe if only a beta ... maybe it would be a good time to tip the hand... because it's too late for Bolt to change.
By the way, the slightly weird asymmetric light gray vs darker gray seat upholstery shown in the Bolt EV interior above is optional. I'll be getting the solid darker gray seats....
Tesla is holding their cards. They're going to lay them down when timing fits best with their efforts to raise capital. Here is what I expect will happen in the next 3 months.
1. They will announce profitability for Q3.
2. They will release the production version of the model 3, equipped with the new AP suite, 60, 75,90 kwh battery, minimum range of 250 miles and max range of 375 miles. The interior will be entirely different than the prior release.
3. They will announce that the then-current production model S/X is equipped with the new AP hardware
4. They will announce availability of the S/X 100D, and a re-jiggering of the battery lineup. I predict a 70, 85, 100.
5. They will announce overall price reductions, on the 70/85.
Even if you add a HUD to the 3 interior, it is pretty plain.
Then again, when you're trying to release a 35k version of the car you currently sell for almost $70k, gotta cut corners somewhere.
Or they are after the automotive interior of the elegant black dress. Harder to achieve. Costume jewelry not allowed. I think they're already close with the prototypes.
Maybe there will be an aftermarket solution, where you can add lots of superfluous buttons that do nothing but make people feel better.
The Bolts interior reminds me of a toy you would get for a toddler. The big buttons should make a boink sound when pushed. The plastic just looks cheap and something you would find on $17,000 car. They should have redesigned the steering wheel instead of just taking it from a previous vehicle.
Reducing costs and simplifying manufacturering are undoubtedly considerations. But beyond that, Tesla is defining a new paradigm with the minimalist interior, just as it has done with the absence of a non-functional grill/mustache. At various times, tailfins, hood ornaments and running boards were also the norm. It always takes someone bold enough to lead the way and dispense with these vestigial items.
I for one don't like the 3 as shown here. I too think this is NOT the final design; at least I hope not. Minimalistic is one thing, stark/desolate is another. With the 3's display mounted like that I could see it being snapped/broken quite easily. Surely it would be encased in something even if they left in landscape orientation?
For the Bolt, the Blue eyeball reminds me of Hall the computer, only he was red. Not a fan of Bolt interior at all. My $.02.
i dont like the model 3 alpha interior either...but if the car performs like a model S, i wont care too much if the interior never gets out of alpha stage. The cars i have now aren't very luxurious either and i dont care at all, so I'm probably not like the average new car buyer tho.
I remember seeing pics somewhere of S and X prototypes with screens mounted sticking out like that, but then of course the final versions it was integrated into the dash. Should be the same here.
I like the Volt interior best of all 3 pictures. I agree with other that the Bolt interior looks cheap. I do not like the concept Model 3 interior at all. I am really hoping it is changed.
What? You don't like that little black dress, that goes perfectly with every occasion ?
I love minimalism, so while I hope additional design change is in store for the M3, I won't be bothered if it ends being similar to alpha. OTOH the interior of the top-of-the-line BMW i3 is a treat.
Agreed. The two operational Model 3 prototypes we have seen so far are unlikely to have shown what the production interior will be like.
Wait for the Model 3 Reveal Part Deux before trying to make a comparison to the Bolt and new Volt.
I hope that you are correct. I can just imagine that screen breaking off multiple times and eventually not being covered by a warranty. I mean what would I do then?
I would probably have to go to home depot and buy some gorilla glue and put it back on...not noticing that I dripped some on my hand and then in an attempt to get it off I rub a hole in my hand having to go to the emergency room for a few stiches that infect my whole arm causing it to have to be amputated.
Soooooo yeah, I hope they integrate that screen <--- to save my arm.