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New Tesla Model 3 Frunk Style Called ‘Beaded Basin’

Model 3 frunk change

Tesla recently redesigned its front trunk (“frunk”) for newer Model 3 builds, adding a slightly smaller version which it now refers to as ‘beaded basin’, versus the former ‘smooth basin’. Gone are grocery bag hooks in the new design.

The new smaller frunk is the same design as found in the Model Y, leading many to speculate a heat pump may be coming for the smaller sedan, like the one found in Model Y which offers more efficient heating and cooling.

Tesla’s website sells an all-weather cargo mat for Model 3 at $70 USD. When you select ‘Front Trunk’, you can see Tesla indicating both styles of its frunk now, showing images of the beaded basin and smooth basin.

“Note: Please refer to your basin molding to determine compatibility. The front cargo mat is compatible with the smooth basin,” explains the Tesla website. So far, only the smooth basin floor mat is available for purchase.

You can also see a breakdown of the old and new Model 3 frunk as shared by Larry Li below:

Tesla North can confirm revised frunk accessories are in the works from Tesmanian, to accommodate the new Model 3 front trunk beaded basin design. You can save 10% off floor mats and more at Tesmanian by using our coupon code TESLANORTH10.

Tesla to Update Model 3 in China with Factory Chrome Delete Reveals Filing

Looks like Tesla’s Model 3 in China will be getting a factory chrome delete option, following in the footsteps of the Model Y.

Tesla recently submitted a filing with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, indicating it was changing the exterior of the Model 3, reports Tesmanian.

Tesla model 3 chrome delete china

Within the filing, a photo shows where chrome delete would occur on the Model 3, starting with its side turn signal cameras, bottom of the side mirrors, door handles and the side trim.

Tesla will most likely see its Model 3 with factory chrome delete occur at its Gigafactory Shanghai. It also signals a possible eventuality of the chrome delete for Model 3 coming to North America.

Tesla owners have been paying for aftermarket chrome delete mods, but eventually, this looks like it will become a standalone factory option, further merging Model 3 and Model Y parts. The Model Y has chrome delete across all of its line up.

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