We not too long ago wrote a couple of report claiming that Tesla was engaged on a refreshed and improved model of the Mannequin 3 generally known as undertaking “Highland,” and it seems like that data could have been correct. Photographs had been posted on Twitter displaying what may be very possible a prototype or mule for the upcoming Mannequin 3 facelift, because it had camouflage hiding a lot of its entrance and rear sections, and it was additionally carrying producer plates.
Twitter consumer omg_Tesla/Rivian noticed the prototype in a car parking zone in Santa Cruz, California, and took a number of photographs that even via the camo reveal among the modifications that Tesla will make. As an illustration, you’ll be able to see that the higher nook of the headlight seems to have a digicam, which the present mannequin doesn’t have – if it’s a digicam, it’s most likely there to eradicate a blind spot and presumably additionally enhance the car’s capability to “see” whereas self-driving.
And contemplating how a lot of the entrance finish is hidden under camo, we are saying it’s additionally hiding a brand new entrance bumper design, and perhaps even a special fashion of hood (in any other case they’d not have gone to the difficulty of camouflaging all of it the way in which as much as the windscreen). The entrance fenders most likely received’t change a lot (if in any respect) so even when the headlights themselves could also be totally different, in addition to the bumper, they’ll nonetheless work with the very same fenders as presently fitted to all Model 3s.
The rear finish can also be closely camouflaged, with simply the sunshine clusters’ aspect reflectors and a little bit of the LED blade peeking via the camo – the taillights themselves don’t seem like any totally different, although, so perhaps Tesla will maintain the previous design or this mule/prototype doesn’t have them. And similar to within the entrance, your entire bumper is hidden, as is the trunk lid, strongly suggesting that these might be redesigned for the refreshed model of the mannequin.
We’ve seen numerous feedback from individuals who don’t appear satisfied that is an precise Tesla prototype, however between the top quality, tailor-made camo (like all different producers have been utilizing for years) and the producer plates, in addition to the potential cameras within the headlight housing we’re fairly certain that is the true deal.
Then once more, it might simply be a easy Tesla proprietor who actually desires to guard their car from the harshness of winter in California… even when reversing.