This has a quick overview on my experiment meeting the Model 3 here in Australia at the Tesla Showroom in Martin Place, Sydney.
Being a previous Tesla owner, I was sent an invite to meet and greet (😁) Model 3 along with other owners and folks with a reservation on 21 August 2018.
Although I was quite tempted to go, being a weekday, I could not.
was determined to be at Martin Place before 10 am, when the showroom usually opens.
….. was determined to be at Martin Place before 10 am, when the showroom usually opens.
But the following Sunday, I called ahead to confirm that the car would still be on display and took the hour and half trip from Wollongong to Sydney CBD. I drove in quite early and was determined to be at Martin Place before 10 am, when the showroom usually opens.
….. floor mangers were relaxed and were happy to answer our questions.
At 9.50 am, there was but a handful of people waiting and we had the Model 3 for ourselves for a fair bit of time. Also the floor mangers were relaxed and were happy to answer our questions.
The car, I must say, is much better in person. Pictures don’t do justice.
The car on display was a left hand drive model. Obviously the right hand version is not in production yet. But it was good enough to get a real feel on what was in store for us Aussies. I do hope we get more than what is in the car right now and there is a precedent for that in the past. More on that later.
The car, I must say, is much better in person. None of the pictures or videos do justice.
As seen in the pictures above, it was a gorgeous red with black interiors and premium upgrades. I’d have preferred white interior though.
The 19″ alloys, LED headlamps and the flat bare bones front truely compliment the futurist look of the car.
What the Frunk !?!
Being an all electric car there is no engine in the front so the space is used as a front trunk or ” frunk “. Although it was not as large as my Model X, it was substantial enough to accommodate a fair sized cricket or tennis kit. And for the quick grocery shopping it’s most ideal. Not to forget the look we get from passers by when we start placing our shopping in the front. “Far out!! What the Fish !!!!”
The tail gate is mechanical and I wish the Aussie version would have a powered tail gate, at least in the premium package.
The tail gate is mechanical and I wish the Aussie version would have a powered tail gate, at least in the premium package. But the rear trunk looks deceptively small from the outside but it’s like one of them caves and it can accomodate quite a lot of luggage. I’d imagine 3 large trunks can be easily managed.
Door handles are made so to handle the aerodynamics ! 😬