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New Tesla Model 3 Frunk Style Called ‘Beaded Basin’

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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.

Randy Pobst Explains His Tesla Model 3 Crash at Pikes Peak Hill Climb [VIDEO]

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After Randy Pobst dominated the lower section of the 2020 Pikes Peak Hill Climb in his Unplugged Performance Tesla Model 3, disaster struck as the car ended up crashing on day two.

Pobst released a video detailing what went wrong in his run on day two, showing viewers what led up to the crash and what was on his mind.

“After running so fast and well in Day One qualifying, Randy snaps sideways and slams the wall at Bottomless Pit corner, so named for the 1800 foot drop on the other side of said wall. Horribly disappointing after fantastic first day Tuesday in the Unplugged Performance Tesla Model 3. First run off because just too fast too soon? The bumps are massive in the top section of the Hill Climb. Feel it out first?!”, explains the video description.

Out of the three Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles at Pikes Peak, two have crashed and only one remains, a tuned version from Electric Performance, driven by Blake Fuller.