White Tesla Model 3 Spotted In Traffic, All Design Lines Visible

Thanks to these images, we now have our best look at the Model 3’s exterior design lines.

The pics were recently posted to reddit by user gamerfreak4life, with the 3rd pic (the one from the rear 3/4 angle) taken by one Ramon Alvarado via Electrek.

Unlike with most Model 3 sightings, this one gives us a great look at the car’s appearance, as it was spotted in Cupertino this weekend, which could suggest that Tesla is finally ramping up testing on public roads for their newest and most financially-accessible EV.

Of course, we still need to be aware that the car might simply be another prototype and that there’s still time for Tesla to fiddle around with certain features until the vehicle’s official release this summer.

At the same time, it was reported last month that Tesla would skip beta testing when it comes to the Model 3, and move on directly to building “early-release” cars – and this may very well be one of them seen as how the LED strips at the front look a little less sleek (more toned down) than they did on the original prototype.

Still, take everything with a pinch of salt and get ready to learn more about the production-ready Model 3 as it nears its official launch date in July.


  • pxsupply

    To me it is not a very good looking car

    • Mynameis Taylor

      I wouldn’t give it a second glance. Zzzzzz

    • Aporto

      Still better than the Prius^^

      • pxsupply

        Yeah that’s true. But that doesn’t take much lol

    • Egg Styling

      This and the X Model’s proportions are not very stylish. Even the snout of the current Model S is unappealing. The original Model S was a looker.

    • S3XY

      Needs tinted windows, gloss black rims and tire gel.

    • you’re not alone… barely better looking than the Prius next to it… or is better looking.

  • Lyonel Baratheon

    Not bad, like a Mazda 3

  • Rick Alexander

    In the last set of pics, the Tesla Model 3 seems to have quite a bit of positive camber. I wonder if this will be how the production version will sit?

  • ctk4949

    Looks like a tadpole, lol

  • Knotmyrealname

    Is it a shadow, or does the front wheel arch look odd, like it is not concentric?

    • Sébastien

      I bet it’s the tire being partly into the light that tricks you

      • Knotmyrealname
        • Marty

          That’s probably a reflection.
          The design is pretty much unchanged from what we’ve seen before, so I very much doubt they would make such a big and unnecessary change this late.

          • Knotmyrealname

            We’ll soon find out I guess.

          • KidRed

            You can see the arch on the bottom left and you can see it on the right side. It disappears in the middle due to the light reflection. The Prius in the 3rd pic has the same thing going on.

          • Knotmyrealname

            Actually no, look again. I did. The front is false, and it is a full cover that starts ahead of the front door. There’s a vertical join line running down. The side repeater outline is pushed forward ahead of the actual repeater on the mule. There are also join lines around the headlight.

        • Bonni Gari Leksmana

          What have they done…?

  • Status

    And trunklid looks the same, thereby revealing the trunk opening to be just as small as before.

  • eb110americana

    Ha! The defroster vent in the last pic makes the Tesla look like it has a diffuser.

    • fabri99

      You wish!

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    This Model 3 reminds me of the Mazda3 from the previous generation from the current one. The front I’m not sure but looks off to me and the back reminds me of the current generation Subaru Legacy. It might the shape of the tail lamps. Overall, not a bad looking car, but not great either. I’m sure Tesla will do just fine with this little car.

  • Tumbi Mtika


  • GobbleUp

    Actually not as hideous as all the spy photos.

  • fabri99

    Well, I’m quite disappointed. I never liked Tesla nor their design language, but at least they always looked rather special. This one though, doesn’t. Maybe it just has to do with the white tone, but it just doesn’t stand out. It could be any other sedan from any other brand.

  • Chad Gordon
  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    Not very desirable… 😐

  • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

    So frumpy.

  • no25

    For some reason, in the the thumbnail picture, the back and taillight looks like a Hyundai accent.

  • Kash

    it’s got this Hyundai vibe from the back and the rear panel behind the door has the same problem as the CTS, too much body to not enough rim. It also looks severely bloated. The face also looks way too small while the windshield and rest of the car just seems to tower up over it.

  • f1300

    All design lines visible? You mean, both? Wow. As bland as it can get…

  • Joe Langan

    Cupertino eh? Just testing their new car around Apple’s neighbourhood? 🤔

  • krusshall

    Looks like a futuristic car from a 90’s-00’s movie about the future so to me the styling is outdated and awkward especially the greenhouse. The terrible interior is the cherry on top.

  • BlackPegasus


  • pcurve

    Looks like a $35k car.

  • KidRed

    Meh. It should be a small Model S, not a small Model X. Too cartoony and round.

  • The only good looking Tesla is the Model S by Saleen.

  • TedNotTheBear

    Looks aside, it’ll make Prius drivers envious for once.

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