Tesla Model 3 in China Gets Heated Steering Wheel, Performance Version Debuts

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Tesla launched sales of its Model Y SUV in China on New Year’s Day, kicking off 2021 with a bang.

The Model Y gains a heated steering wheel, plus gets a HEPA filter for Bioweapon Defense Mode, plus a revised door trim and centre console as seen from the latest Model 3 refresh.

But there’s even more now for the made in China Model 3. Tesla has added a heated steering wheel for the Model 3 in China, matching the Model Y.

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With both the Model 3 and Model Y in China featuring the same door trim, it seems inevitable this will eventually trickle to the United States, as Tesla streamlines its supply chain parts.

Also cut from Tesla’s website in China is the Model 3 Long Range, while the Performance version debuts with 19-inch zero-gravity wheels. The Model 3 Performance is priced the same as the Model Y Long Range AWD in China. Tesla is making buyers choose wisely here.

All eyes are on Tesla to see if the company hit its goal of 500,000 deliveries in a single year. With the kick-off of Model Y in China, along with the Performance Model 3, the company is off to a big start in 2021.