Model 3

Any photos with the back hatch open?

edited November -1 in Model 3
Seeing that solid panel of glass, I wonder how the back hatch will open. Any photos from the event?

Comments

  • JADJAD
    edited April 2016
    Look at some of the videos. It is a trunk, not a hatch.
  • edited April 2016
    I'm not aware of any videos of the trunk opening. They did not demonstrate it at the event that I'm aware of. If you look carefully, you see the glass has a seam in the center of the roof. I suspect this is where the hatch hinge is. The trunk lid by itself looks too small to make a usable trunk.
  • edited April 2016
    Watch the first video they ask to open the trunk.

    http://bgr.com/2016/04/01/tesla-model-3-first-ride-videos/
  • edited April 2016
    Good call huy.nguyen.d. First video at 3:30 in, they open the trunk. Definitely not a hatch
  • edited April 2016
    Tesla guy also said something about it not being finalized - that in the end it would be bigger.
  • edited April 2016
    Simplicity and cost-effective. Also a single monitor screen will allow for lower maintenance.
  • edited April 2016
    I think he was just saying there was some prototype equipment in the trunk (probably covered with carpet material) so the cargo space would increase not the trunk opening.
  • edited April 2016
    IMO, if you need a larger trunk opening, you are going to have to wait for the SUV Model 3 - probably a year or so after the sedan starts shipping.
  • edited April 2016
    @huy.nguyen.d - Thank you!
  • edited April 2016
    See some pictures I posted in my <a href="./oh-yes-model-≡-unveiled-0">M≡ Unveiled</a> Post. Thanks @huy.nguyen.d for the pointer.

    Pictures include top/back glass roof, manual recessed door handles, and trunk.
  • edited April 2016
    So if it is not a hatchback how does one get an eight foot surf board into it?
  • edited April 2016
    @phensler, Elon said a 7-foot surf board, and the back seats will fold down.
  • edited April 2016
    Here is an animated GIF of the trunk opening.
    <img src="https://media.giphy.com/media/N1xlXIqx2sHny/giphy.gif&quot; width="600">
    Source: Tesla Motors Club YouTube channel
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