Model 3

Renderings of Model 3 as a hatchback

Personally, I think it looks pretty darn good.
I don't want to drive an SUV or CUV.

http://www.theophiluschin.com/?p=7152
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Comments

  • edited April 2016
    no thanks.
  • edited April 2016
    I think it looks like a Mazda 3 now, makes it look cheaper somehow. I am glad that Franz did not use his Mazda background to offer us this design.
  • edited November -1
    It looks great and yes, Mazda 3ish. Now to get rid of that embarrassing pig nose.
  • edited November -1
    Nope, no thanks.
  • edited November -1
    No thanks. Love the current style.
  • edited April 2016
    Not for me

    Still Grinning ;-)
  • edited April 2016
    Hate it
  • edited April 2016
    Considering that I'm coming over from a Mazda 3, I would love this.
  • edited April 2016
    I don't like it. Definitely a Mazda. The sedan as is looks really appealing.
  • edited April 2016
    Ewww
  • edited April 2016
    This is exactly what I need actually.
  • lphlph
    edited April 2016
    I don't like it.
    Also, it will never get 0.21 drag coeff or anything close with that shape.
  • edited November -1
    @ <b>lph</b> (April 10, 2016)

    << ... it will never get 0.21 drag coeff or anything close with that shape. >>

    It might tho, after side rearview cameras replace the side rearview mirrors.
  • edited April 2016
    EVolution, how about getting the Mazda electric?
    http://www.mazda.com/en/innovation/technology/env/ev/
  • edited April 2016
    The Model S is a hatchback and it looks fantastic. These renderings look like Mazda, not Tesla.
  • edited April 2016
    Tesla will do a better hatchback than that one. Model Y or whatever.
  • edited April 2016
    I'm sorry but that is hideous.
  • edited April 2016
    Theophilus Chin does truly awesome renderings of cars. I have enjoyed seeing his work since I first learned of his site. This seems to be a redux of a concept he came up with some time ago, only using the correct front end for the Model ☰ instead of the Model X Prototype front end he used before. This is what I wrote on his site:

    Another collection of awesome renderings! Of course, the likelihood that Tesla Motors will release a car to compete with the Lexus CT200h is so far below zero as to be ridiculous... But thanks for showing us what might have been.

    Now, if you want to see what it would really look like? Remove the rear window wiper. Leave the rake of the rear windshield the same [as the original]. Move the cut line for the trunk higher on the [C-Pillar]. Remove the rear doors. Extend the front doors to make it a Coupe -- with Falcon Wing Doors.

    Sorted!
  • edited November -1
    No, thank you!
    Sorry, but you are completely loosing the Tesla DNA with these hatchback styles.
    Yes the Model S is technically a hatchback, but it looks like a sedan... a beautiful sedan. I'm willing to see similar style for Model 3, but don't want these Mazda/Prius/Fit look. Makes the Tesla look and feel like a $20k car, instead of the $40k feel that we want (i.e. Audi/BMW/etc.).
  • edited April 2016
    Nope, nope, nope.

    When Tesla becomes a global operation in some years, they'll have something that satisfies our hatch-obsessed Eurpoean brethren. For now, Sedans and CUVs are King.
  • edited April 2016
    It looks cheap, slow and ugly. The triple crown of No!
  • edited April 2016
    Yucktrocious.
  • edited April 2016
    If you want a Nissan Leaf why not just buy one? I have a hatch. It cost me $21K. If I'm spending $40K I'm looking to step up into a moderately nice sedan suitable for business. I don't want an overpriced hatch. At Teslas price-point the competition is the Mercedes C or BMW 3-Series, not Mazda.
  • edited April 2016
    I prefer the TM prototype.....but unlike others, I would buy one if this was the design. Looking for a smaller 'S' for my daughter and potentially myself.......and if it is to be a hatch, the second row seats better fold ;)
  • edited April 2016
    Nope. Thank though.
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