Have a look...There's a solid piece of glass back there...How is the trunk/rear hatch going to open?
Half way up the glass there is a break in the panel. I think the metal trunk section opens over the top of the glass. I saw a close up picture of the silver one where you see where the hinge would be.
Are we takling about a tiny narrow rear hatch 5th door ?
Bolt, VW and Leaf they all have one huge 5th door over the trunk, what about Mod 3?
If not, well well well, I'm out, my pre-order will be subject for a lightening quick cancelation !!!
Above all, the lines, the design is perfect, it's just magic !
Octagondd, please hand me that link please.
I'm sure the changes we definitely will see before production will reveal exactly what you are worrying about.
But if you still don't like - moves everyone behind you up one.
I just watched a series of videos of the test rides and in one of them, the trunk was opened. It opens like a modern trunk and opening is large. The glass is fixed in place.
Just found that video shows the trunk (its not an elephant! sorry in UK its a boot) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16SWVS56aZU.
I dont really care which way they go, big hatch has its problems certainly not as stylish. My model S is fantastic for loading but the 3 looks so cool.
Before the S I ran a Chrysler 300c which has a relatively small trunk opening but the rear seats folded and i could carry 2 mountain bikes with ease, so if the 3 is the same (Elon says 7 ft surf board goes in so i assume seats fold) ill buy.
From the video, it looks like they could do a full hatchback if they wanted.
I posted some pictures in my M≡ Unveiled Post. Pictures are of features I found interesting. They are taken from paused videos from the Event. Pictures include:
- Manual Recessed Door Handles
- Back/Top Glass Roof
- Trunk Being Opened
- Opened Trunk
The Rear Trunk is a trunk instead of a hatch to allow for removing the support to open a hatch and that continuous piece of glass. The glass is thin so you can have more head room while also having low drag. It all fits together nicely. I agree that the Model S's approach works far better than a trunk, but the 20% smaller w/ 0.2 Cd target at half the price does mean they are going to make some compromises.
Who knows, they did say they would listen to feedback.
Does anyone know what the Frunk looks like?