What’s New for 2021?
Tesla is giving its entry level Model 3 sedan a host of enhancements for 2021, including exterior styling elements that have swapped bright chrome for satin black trim. Three new wheel designs give the rolling stock a fresh look, and the trunk lid is now power-operated. Appearance upgrades continue inside where the car’s metallic door-sill protectors inherit the black satin trim to match the exterior. The Model 3’s center console has been redesigned to accommodate two wireless smartphone charging pads, and the sun visors now use a magnet to hold them in place. The seat-adjustment controls and the steering-wheel-mounted infotainment scroll wheels have new finishes—the former in graphite colored paint and the latter in metal. Most important of all is the Model 3’s improved driving range. The base Standard Range Plus model now claims a driving range of 263 miles per charge, up from 250, while the Long Range model boasts a 353-mile range, 31 miles more than the 2020 model delivered.