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Who prefers a Model 3 station wagon?

What do you want?


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SwedishAdvocate

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I want a Model 3 station wagon. And my current career arch will enable me to buy one for cash if Tesla puts a Model 3 station wagon into production.

What do you want?



Edit: Poll is public and open indefinitely.
 
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aronth5

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I voted for the more traditional cross over but the caveat is I want a hatchback since they are far more versatile.
And since the S is a hatchback my bet is the Model 3 will be too.
 

Model 3

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You know that "Current Model X body style" and/or "A more traditional SUV/Crossover body style (à la BMW X3)" is more in the line of the next model after Model 3 - the Model Y?
 

Kbsilver

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In the US, stations wagons are not popular, having been replaced by SUVs (which I do not like). Because of non existent demand, Tesla could never make a station wagon work based on US interest. I know the rest of the world thinks differently. Today in the US, BMW only offers a 3 series wagon, with your choice of gas or diesel 4-cylinder engine. One of our cars currently is a 15 year old BMW 540iT (station wagon) so I do appreciate them. I have been told by BMW executives that the V8 equipped 5 series station wagon was one of the rarest vehicles to be imported into the USA in modern times due to the extremely low demand. This is the car I am considering replacing with an S. Similar characteristics of performance with lots of space. Just need to convince the SO.
 

Model 3

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No. Could you elaborate?

The Model 3 is the "sedan" of Gen-III just like Model S is the "sedan" of Gen-II. For CUV's - crossover utility vehicle - they will make the Model X for the Gen-II, and a new model for the Gen-III. It's assumed to be called "Model Y". Yes, Tesla has a trademark for that name, registered at the same time the registered "Model E" - that later had to be replaced by "Model 3".

It may take some time, but if you wish - and no other remember where it was mentioned - I can find a link to somewhere that Elon is talking about the Gen-III CUV. I just don't have that links in my head or bookmarks :p

Edit:
Here you can see other mention it:
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/22982-Gen-III-summary
SUV - a genIII platform SUV smaller than the Model X was confirmed 30-May-2013 by Tesla
 
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SwedishAdvocate

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That link does not mention "Model Y". :tongue:

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The Model 3 is the "sedan" of Gen-III just like Model S is the "sedan" of Gen-II. For CUV's - crossover utility vehicle - they will make the Model X for the Gen-II, and a new model for the Gen-III. It's assumed to be called "Model Y". Yes, Tesla has a trademark for that name, registered at the same time the registered "Model E" - that later had to be replaced by "Model 3".

It may take some time, but if you wish - and no other remember where it was mentioned - I can find a link to somewhere that Elon is talking about the Gen-III CUV. I just don't have that links in my head or bookmarks :p /...
Source please. :tongue:
 

Model 3

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Tedkidd

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I absolutely want a wagon. The S is already a little space challenged in the back (unacceptable headroom, not very versatile rear). I fear shrinking that makes things worse.

I like the size of my sportwagen. The only thing that might improve it would be making it a little higher.

I really like the Mercedes EB. It'd be fantastic if they patterned it after that car.
 

Model 3

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VehicleYearNotes
Roadster2008-12Lotus Elise chassis; 2,400 sold
Model S sedan2012Approx. 20,000 built so far
Model X crossover2015Full production scheduled early 2015
Gen III sedan2016Compact sedan might wait until 2017
Gen III crossover2018Planned for 18 months after sedan
Model S redesign20208-year sheet-metal cadence
Gen III sports car2020Lower priority than sedan/crossover
Gen III convertible2020Arrives with the sports car
Pickup?Musk says he wants one; no r&d yet
Source: Tesla sources

You find it here:
http://www.autonews.com/article/201...ns-will-stretch-tesla-beyond-its-comfort-zone
 
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Model 3

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I absolutely want a wagon. The S is already a little space challenged in the back (unacceptable headroom, not very versatile rear). I fear shrinking that makes things worse.

I like the size of my sportwagen. The only thing that might improve it would be making it a little higher.

I really like the Mercedes EB. It'd be fantastic if they patterned it after that car.

I do also want a wagon. But I'm afraid they think the CUV's take care of that marked.... But I don't want a SUV/CUV :p
 

dhanson865

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I'd rather a 4 door + hatchback (aka 5 door hatchback) but I'd be OK with a 4 door + hatch wagon (5 door wagon) if it were near the hatchback sizing.

The difference between a hatchback and a station wagon isn't obvious to all. Old school station wagons didn't have much head room but had plenty of leg room. Hatchbacks tend to be more balanced / taller than a wagon but lower than a minivan/SUV/crossover.

In other words I want the increased cargo flexibility of the rear hatch vs a trunk but I don't need the car to be much bigger because of that. I definately don't want to sacrifice range to a wagon design that has worse aero cd or higher weight just to allow for that increased cargo capacity.


So if you are asking if I want a trunk vs a hatch? The answer is simple I do want a hatch, I just don't know if what I want is a hatchback or a wagon.
 

KJD

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Would you consider a Subaru Forester a wagon or a hatchback? Whatever you call it thats what I want, only with electric power and 200+ mile range. And make sure it has AWD for sure.
 

aronth5

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Station Wagon is leading? Next up, National Lampoon's EVacation.

Probably because there isn't a choice for a hatchback:smile: The difference between the wagon and hatchback isn't that great but the majority at least seem to indicate they don't prefer a regular sedan.
 

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