New 2021 Tesla Model 3 spotted in Australia

    Image credit: The Driven

    Back on October 16th, we learned of a refresh to the Tesla Model 3 and now it seems the first vehicles are making their way on to Australian streets.

    The 2021 Model 3 features many changes from the original version that started shipping in Australian in September of 2019.

    New in this update are the following changes:

    • Black trim, replacing Chrome on door handles, door surrounds, side repeater covers etc.
    • Redesigned center console (sliding lid, open phone slots)
    • Wireless charging built-in
    • Rear USB ports updated to USB-C
    • Additional USB port in the glovebox for sentry Mode / TeslaCam / Track Mode data and recordings.
    • Head Pump (more efficient heating)
    • New wheels
    • Double-paned window glass to reduce road noise
    • Increased range

    The Driven are reporting that a 2021 Tesla Model 3 has been spotted in Australia.

    Over the past coupe of weeks, I’ve also observed a number of my referrals taking longer to convert from ‘Ordered’ to ‘Delivered’ which I believe to be related to some buyers opting to wait for the 2021 models. An example of this is Haris, who ordered nearly 2 months ago and is yet to take delivery of his Model 3.

    While the design changes to the center console and wheels were controversial, I think many have gotten used to the redesign and now look at the additional range as a positive, something worth waiting for.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021


    1. Unfortunately deliveries do not appear to be speeding up. I ordered our M3 LR (red) 6th oct. , and while there is now an indicative delivery date of 22nd February to 6th mar, no VIN or firm date yet.
      I would be disappointed to learn if others who ordered much more recently got an earlier delivery.

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