Refreshed Tesla Mannequin 3 Challenge Highland Noticed On The Freeway

With all the excitement surrounding the Cybertruck nowadays, it is easy to neglect that Tesla has one other necessary launch within the pipeline.

We’re speaking concerning the Mannequin 3 refresh, aka Challenge Highland, which was not too long ago noticed driving on a freeway by Reddit person gio6a who was driving dwelling from work and noticed the Tesla prototype passing by. The video is simply 17-seconds lengthy but it surely supplies a great have a look at the check prototype’s entrance and rear ends, though they’re lined in black camouflage.

Tesla continues to cowl the entrance and rear ends, which suggests the Challenge Highland is bringing vital updates in these areas. 

Based on earlier studies and sightings, the facelifted Tesla Mannequin 3 will get a redesigned entrance finish with new headlights and bumper, in addition to a refreshed rear finish with revised taillights and a diffuser. Talking of the taillights, this video additionally exhibits that the amber vertical flip indicators at work – the present Mannequin 3 has a horizontal LED indicator.

Check prototypes noticed testing in Might in California additionally appeared to have up to date cameras for the {Hardware} 4 Autopilot laptop.


The so-called Challenge Highland will reportedly be simpler to construct because of fewer elements wanted throughout meeting, which is essentially because of using giga castings. This could lower prices considerably, but it surely stays to be seen whether or not or not Tesla will resolve to decrease costs in consequence.

The Tesla Mannequin 3 refresh can be anticipated to incorporate novelties like steer-by-wire, redesigned multicolor ambient lighting inside, improved sound system, and seats that supply improved experience consolation.

Moreover, the wooden trim from the cabin will reportedly get replaced it with a cloth end, probably the identical Alcantara discovered within the Mannequin S and Mannequin X. The dashboard can be anticipated to achieve some updates.

Thoughts you, within the absence of official affirmation, just about every little thing that has been written concerning the Mannequin 3 refresh up till this level stays hypothesis.

Again in Might, Tesla teased the silhouette of a brand new automotive in the course of the annual shareholders’ assembly, and it regarded fairly just like the Mannequin 3. CEO Elon Musk stated it was not but the time to unveil it, promising a “correct, devoted product launch” for it.

It is anybody’s guess when that may come, however earlier studies stated Tesla would begin manufacturing of the refreshed Mannequin 3 within the third quarter of 2023.