Renowned tech reviewer and personality, Marques Brownlee, commonly known as MKBHD, recently conducted a comprehensive review of Tesla's updated Model 3 sedan, sparking comparisons with the flagship Model S.
The refreshed Model 3, which commenced deliveries in the United States recently after being available in China, Europe, and the Middle East, signifies a notable design update for Tesla. Since its debut in 2017, the Model 3 had only undergone a minor refresh, primarily eliminating chrome elements and introducing a new center console.
The feature set, adding the rear screen, and the build quality refinement – quieter ride, better suspension, etc
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 2, 2024
While the vehicle largely retained its original form with minimal cosmetic changes, Tesla aimed for a fresh look with the updated version, initially referred to as the “Model 3 Highland.” The most significant overhaul was witnessed in the front end of the vehicle, prompting MKBHD to draw parallels with the Model S.
In his review, Brownlee highlighted that the interior of the new Model 3 evoked similarities with the Model S, going so far as to describe it as a miniature version of Tesla's flagship sedan. He elaborated on specific aspects of the Model 3 that contributed to this perception.
Known for his early impressions of Tesla releases, Brownlee has been a key contributor, having been among the first individuals outside of Tesla to experience the Cybertruck. His review of the Cybertruck provided insights into the strengths and weaknesses of Tesla's early pickup model.
In contrast to the Cybertruck, the Model 3 holds a distinct position in Tesla's lineup, serving as the vehicle that propelled the company into the mainstream and solidified its reputation as an innovator and disruptor. The Model 3 played a pivotal role in prompting other automakers to develop electric vehicles (EVs).
Despite the absence of a Performance configuration for the new Model 3 at present, Tesla has confirmed its plans to introduce one in the future. Brownlee's review has piqued interest in the potential changes and enhancements that may accompany the Performance variant, offering anticipation for a separate review.