Anyone ever has seen a credible sketch of Gen III?

Anyone ever has seen a credible sketch of Gen III?

Hello folks,

Big car enthusiast here, former BMW and Audi fan.

I have tested a Model S and what a marvel. Given I do not need at all a sedan that size I would rather wait to buy Gen III.

Anyone has any idea on the Gen III will look like? I wish it could be sporty. Kind of resambling the Audi R8 shape, but with 4 doors. Wow, what a hit that could be. I would be the first one to put the deposit.

Timo | February 4, 2014

GenIII first model will be that "affordable model", and Elon said that is will be basically smaller version of Model S.

There will be other models made in GenIII platform, and one of those will be a sport car.

MarlonBrown | February 5, 2014

Actually more recently Tesla chief designer says they will do something because they dont want an audi like same looking cars.

Anyway, if they decide to play safe and use the well received shape of the model s, that will work for me.

SamO | February 5, 2014

There are NO extant images of GEN III (Model E) yet, but rumor (of questionable quality) states that Detroit Auto Show 2015 (January) will debut the car.

1 year and counting.

jonlivesay | February 5, 2014

Clay model by summer. Should be interesting.

Dr. M. | June 11, 2014

I test drove the Model S last year - but apart from the price tag, it is indeed a huge car.
Its size might work perfectly for the US, but when I spent a long weekend in Northern Italy a few weeks ago, the Model S would have been more than great to cross the Swiss Alps (getting back to the test drive, it was just great, but way too short!), but in some small village (not to talk about the hotel parkings :-), it would really be just too big.
So, if Tesla really manages to get out some Gen III car thing in the size (not necessarily looks) of an Audi A4 or BMW 3 series with a reasonable range of 320 (or better more) kilometers and free supercharging at least for the langer battery packs (just as with the Model S) for around 35.000 to 40.000 Euro base price by 2016 or 2017, this would be the perfect car for me.
The shape of the Model S for that Gen III car would be fine with me (but I am sure Mr, von Holzhausen will come up with something great), more important for me are options like e.g. all wheel drive, free supercharging, LED headlights, lane assist and these nice things to make life easier. Things like leather seats or interior lighting or Alcantara here and there are not really important to me.
For me, there is only one remaining question: When can reservations for the Gen III car be placed?

Red Sage ca us | June 11, 2014

The earliest you'll be able to make reservations for Gen☷ is after the cars are shown for the first time. That is currently expected to be during January, February, or March of 2015.