New pictures of Tesla's Model 3 were released online showing the interior of the much awaited vehicle and prompting a lot of questions and concerns
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For months, what car enthusiasts and buyers have seen of the Model 3 is its exterior when it was unveiled last April. But now, with the photo of its interior, they have more information to go on about how driving it would be like.
As seen from the picture, it has a center touch screen, a feature it shares with the Model S. There is no instrument cluster, however, which is disconcerting as it means that a driver would have to look away from the road and glance over to the center console to check speed and range, reports Value Walk.
There is even a rumor that the vehicle would have a heads up display on the windshield. If that is proven to be true, the instrument cluster could be located there.
In addition, there are no visible air vents which brings to mind how the air conditioning inside functions. A Tesla engineer has hinted about the unique ventilation system, saying that it has only a single slot instead of traditional vents, according to Electrotek.
During its unveiling, the interior of the car was not shown and that could have been because it was still unfinished or incomplete, with other features yet to be added or changed. That could still be the case with the missing instrument cluster, although with cars now being automated, there could be no more need for it.
With Tesla expanding its factory, it is likely to reach its production deadline and start rolling out the car for distribution by late 2018. Others however still think that the company will not be able to meet its deadline.
The Model 3 has already had 400, 000 orders within the first month of its unveiling and this new image has given buyers more reason to anticipate its arrival. For full resolution of the images, click here.