Take A Closer Look At The Tesla Model 3’s Minimalist Interior

Shortly after a Tesla Model 3 was snapped at a Supercharger station, another Reddit user managed to catch three different cars parked together.

The latest batch of pictures gives us our best look at the car’s minimalist interior which eschews traditional buttons and switchgear for a large 15-inch touchscreen display.

Drivers will also find a large swatch of wood trim, gloss black accents, and metallic flourishes on the center console. Elsewhere, there’s a three-spoke steering wheel, leather seats, and contrast stitching on the center arm rest.

Tesla hasn’t released detailed specifications about the Model 3 but the company has already confirmed the car will accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than six seconds and have a range of 215 miles (346 km). The car will also come equipped with the company’s semi-autonomous driving system and has been “designed to attain the highest safety ratings in every category.”

Pricing starts at $35,000 before incentives and production is slated to begin shortly. Hundreds of thousands of customers have already put a deposit down on the car and the company says the delivery estimate for new reservations is mid 2018 or later.

  • Finkployd


    • S3XY

      How a car should be. Although the screen could be better integrated tbh. But f it.

  • matrem

    Just saw two the other day in the Bay Area and the panel gaps were shockingly big

    • Kaisuke971

      Well they were still pre-production cars so you can’t really judge the finition yet

    • S3XY

      Ya, it’s called a “Pre-Production” vehicle.

      • TotallyDisqusted

        The production Model X have the same panel gap and alignment issues. It’s not a preproduction issue, it’s a Tesla issue.

  • WG

    Minimalistic… Or rather a plain interior.

    • S3XY

      Clean and simple. Unlike a BMW, Mergaydes, or Audi with a bunch of unnecessary things.

      • I’mCallingYouOut


      • Klug Geworden

        At least with those brands you feel like you’re paying money for something, instead of paying a lot for an empty egg

      • Berto

        Are you really sugesting that this is better ergonomically and better looking than the interior of a BMW, a Mercedes or whatever brand more o less known ? You have a tablet, you can’t even turn the blinkers without looking at that screen….It´s very techy…but not well designed.

  • Akira

    That looks exactly like a cheap econobox with an aftermarket tablet put in place.

    • S3XY

      Shut up, you’re broke.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        And you’re T R I G G E R E D.

  • LJ

    That screen is going to have major glare issues.

    • S3XY

      Model S and X do not have glare issues and neither will this. It’s called non reflective glass buddy.

      • Howstar

        Right.. even the photo has glare/ reflection. And yes the model 3 does have major glare too, depends on where you live in the world and what time you drive the car

        • S3XY

          Yes. That’s right. You don’t own a Tesla. I do. There is no glare when looking at the screen. Obviously there is reflection, it is glass. Non reflective glass diffuses bright shining light from being reflected while looking at the screen.

          • Howstar

            Don’t own one no, but have put several thousand miles on a model S. North Europe has long periods of low sun in winter which causes issues for all non-shaded screens high up like this, not just Tesla.
            Even if you don’t like it how about letting people have an opinion, even if it does contradict your only love.

  • Braddo

    That screen is ridiculous. What a nightmare . . I wish car makers would stop plonking these stupid screens on top of the dashboards. Hideous.

    • S3XY

      Ridiculously radical. It is a nightmare driving any car that isn’t a Tesla. Tesla has done everything right. Model S is the benchmark of how a car should operate and be. Model 3 will follow.

      • Vassilis

        Replying to almost everyone, liking your own comments, oh boy… I have some news for you. It really isn’t a nightmare driving any car than a Tesla. In many cases it’s a blessing actually.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Stop sucking Elon’s d**k.

  • Axiom Ethos

    I have to wonder if the car would still function if someone accidentally ran into the screen and caused it to break or break off.

    • S3XY

      The screen is not connected to the accelerator or the drivetrain so yes the car would still function. And you could use the Tesla app to control any feature.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Something about that iPad crudely tacked on the dash just makes me want to break it.

    • S3XY

      I’m sorry you feel that way.

  • OdysseyTag

    Waiting for that Tesla owner who’s asks if the tablet is removable

    • S3XY

      You literally just asked that question and are not a Tesla owner.

      • pureworx

        is that you elon?

  • Plutonium


  • TheHake

    Really hate that interior. But then, it’s made for hipsters who like driving dishwashers instead of cars.

  • Trackhacker

    looks so dumb.

  • TotallyDisqusted

    That steering wheel is ugly, and looks like it’s from an early 2000s econobox.

    • Nihar

      Although the old one was two-spoke, it looked better.

    • Subi-Rubicon1

      Its awful!

  • KidRed

    So to see my speed, my gas, my battery life, etc, I have to turn my head to the center console, fight the reflection and focus on an area of the screen-all while driving!? Sadly disappointed they moved everything important away from line of sight with the road and to the center console.

  • Klug Geworden

    A golf cart with an iPad.

    • kimbentsen

      No! You can choose color and wheel size.

      • Klug Geworden


        You can choose the background image for the tablet, too. But maybe you have to pay extra money for it…

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    The interior looks poorly executed. The minimalist approach seems to have been lost on this. While, yes there isn’t much there except for that eye sore in the form of a huge tablet protruding from the dash, somehow it feels like its trying too hard. It seems to me that an integrated smaller tablet or a pair of tablets into the dash would have been a better choice. Keeping the minimalist theme going while keeping it functional and visually more pleasing. The steering wheel looks like they ran out of time and funds to make it look halfway decent.

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