Tesla has updated its entry Model 3 rear-wheel drive in China, as noted by @42how_.
The updated Model 3 has increased in price by 15,000 RMB to 250,900 RMB. Also, the range has increased from NEDC 486 km to the China light-duty vehicle test cycle (CLTC)556 km. CLTC was created by the China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC) to replace European fuel economy and emissions testing in the country, known as New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
The vehicle now has acceleration from 0-100 km in 6.1 seconds, compared to 5.6 seconds from before. The car also now includes a heated steering wheel and also heated rear seats, like other Model 3 vehicles in North America.
Tesla China Update:
New version of the MIC Model 3 RWD!
– The price increased by ¥15,000 to ¥250,900
– Range changed from NEDC 486 to CLTC 556 km
– included rear seat heating and steering wheel heating.
– 0-100 in 6.1
– Model 3's battery capacity increased.#Tesla #Model3 $TSLA pic.twitter.com/wwrgwfF7Zf
— 42HOW (@42how_) November 19, 2021
Just last week, the entry Tesla Model Y in China was updated with increased range based on CLTC, while also receiving a slower 0-100km range of 6.9 seconds (versus 5.6 seconds previously). The entry Model Y saw its CLTC range increase to 545 km.
Like the entry Model Y, which saw ‘Standard Range’ dropped from its name, the same has also happened for the entry Model 3 in China as well.
The news comes on the first day of the 19th annual Guangzhou International Auto Exhibition.
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