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What Secret Is Elon Musk Keeping About The Interior Of The Tesla Model 3?

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We saw the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 last week. Or rather, we thought we saw the unveiling. Everything looked great, especially the crazy futuristic interior. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk unleashed a series of cryptic tweets yesterday on the topic, and now we don’t know what to think.

It’s not like we’re surprised we’d be hearing more about the Model 3, either. Musk has said for a while that last week’s event was only “part one” of the car’s debut, and that a second part was coming. In the mould of legacy automakers, it’d be easy to guess what was in part two. Maybe a few trim levels, something toned down for production, even a hotter version of the base model, if we got really lucky.

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@elonmusk The lack of a dashboard/HUD is something that I don't think I could get used to. That's the only thing I don't like about the car.
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@BValvsRacing It will make sense after part 2 of the Model 3 unveil
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@elonmusk 1.Ferrari like steering wheel 2.Move stick functions(turn signals,horn,etc.) on a paddle shifter behind wheel. That would be cool!
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@HBL_Cosmin Wait until you see the real steering controls and system for the 3. It feels like a spaceship.

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@elonmusk why did you choose that hideous steering wheel design?
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@iKrivetko that's not the real steering system
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Downpayments now total 276K. I am officially intrigued to see what else is coming.
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Downpayments now total 276K. I am officially intrigued to see what else is coming.
Quarter billion dollars of free money (deposits) and $12.5B of purchase commitments on a product that is 2 years away .... holy ****. ... !!!
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I think a good percentage of those downpayments are from people who know little about it, yet feed off the frenzy to want in on the action/prodiuct.

How freaking good can it be at less than 1/3 the price of their S?

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There's a lot of similarity to the airline industry in Tesla's sales model, taking deposits for product that hasn't even completed the design stage, booking sales years in advance of delivery, no franchise dealers. Phenomenal if you can get away with it, I just wonder how long will the shine last for Tesla? Right now they're the big dog in a glamorous, popular industry with no true competition. Will they have built that Apple/BMW like aura by the time real competition begins changing the market more rapidly?
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is there a term for Teslaaficionados? ...need it for:

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There's a lot of similarity to the airline industry in Tesla's sales model, taking deposits for product that hasn't even completed the design stage, booking sales years in advance of delivery, no franchise dealers. Phenomenal if you can get away with it, I just wonder how long will the shine last for Tesla? Right now they're the big dog in a glamorous, popular industry with no true competition. Will they have built that Apple/BMW like aura by the time real competition begins changing the market more rapidly?
No doubt they will need to normalize operations soon. I suppose Model S will be revealed with a more normal release timeline. I expect som degree of frenzy to continue for one more generation, but really ... good on them. Musk is a marketing genius, and they have earned this media / customer frenzy
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from the debut nite...
9 minutes waiting in line then a not quite 2 min testdrive

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Tesla blamed the delivery count on parts shortages for the SUV and “hubris in adding far too much technology to the Model X in version 1.” First-quarter deliveries, up 48 percent from a year earlier, included 2,400 units of the Model X, the company said in a statement Monday, in which it reaffirmed plans to deliver 80,000 to 90,000 vehicles this year...
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Tesla has received 325,000 preorders for the Model 3
'Biggest one-week launch of any product ever'
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By Andrew J . Hawkins on April 7, 2016


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'course, imho, the Model 3 is not (quite) a 'product' ... yet
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That's 325,000 people who're highly unlikely to be in the market for a Bolt. GM and their fanboys can dismiss this and talk about the long wait to get one but all of that just says to me that people are willing to pay more, be that in time waited, or cash outlay for something that's visually pleasing. I think to many companies got caught up in the Prius success and believed that style was a secondary consideration for hybrid byers. I that may be true to a point, but you also have to take into account Toyota buyers in general have proven to be accepting of styleless appliances, that in no way means the larger market is too.
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