Shortly after the release of the Model 3, there are already rumors on 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback. This model could actually bring to a more functional Tesla fleet of cars. In addition, it will expand the roster with an additional version of the car.
Tesla has always been a company which strives to improvement and towards making oneself better. So it is not unusual for them to consider a hatchback version of the car.
Once the Model 3 vehicle made its debut it started attracting many people towards the brand. In fact, the very introduction and gearing up for this version was a big thing. We were anticipating this model very much and were waiting to see what it has. It is safe to say that it did not disappoint and that the Model 3 is one of Tesla’s finest products.
The idea behind the Tesla Model 3 vehicle was to bring the all-electric model to the masses and get it closer to the people. You can bet that it was successful. Namely, there were more than 400,000 pre-orders made without even seeing the car.
The next step in evolution would be a hatchback version. Although the company didn’t confirm this so far, they are viewing this as a possibility. They can decide to bring this model to fruition and actually use the popularity of the brand. Plus, they would bring an even more convenient model to the people.
Tesla might start to consider the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback soon. So we can beat them to the punch and give our estimations about how the car might look. Enjoy our review and our potential estimations about this car.
Designing the Exterior of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback
Making the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback is going to be easy, at least aesthetically speaking. The mechanical side of things is a whole different story but we will concentrate on the looks for now. The Model 3 sedan already has what it takes to be transformed into a coupe. It’s mainly thanks to its coupe-like features that it has. It is not going to take too much to make the hatchback from the base version.
The front end will see a removal of a grille and all the air intakes, since there is no need for any. LEDs are added for the lights and also for the daytime running lights. They are placed in the form of strips along the bumper.
2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback Athletic Look
They will cut the overhangs, emphasizing the vehicle’s athletic form. The side of the car sees a character line. It is placed at an angle and when it combines with the raked stance of the car gives it more of an aggressive look. The wheels are going to come with rollers designed in a unique style.
But the rear part sees the most differences with the hatch part drifting away at a flatter angle. There is a single segmented sheet of glass. At the same time a spoiler is mounted in the back with a higher trunk as well. We also see that the hatch part has gain a lot of aero additions and new wraparound taillights.
The rendering of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback actually shows us a car which is more suitable in terms of its size and usefulness compared to the sedan version. It just seems more natural that they turn this small car into a hatchback. On the other side, the sedan is very good looking as well. But just seems awkward in a way.
The Changes that can be Done on the Inside
One of the major things that the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback will expand compared to the sedan version is the cargo space. The hatch will increase the spacing inside. Additionally, it will offers us a larger volume in the rear and the in front, as the sedan has two cargo bays.
But it is not certain how much more cargo space they are willing to offer. As we see it, they have to match what the rivals are offering. Therefore it would not make much sense to expand if they are not capable of doing it right.
This model will have foldable seats. This is not only going to help increase the cargo space. It will also give us enough room for 5 people to be accommodated at the same time.
The cabin will also go through an update. And this is both in terms of the layout on the dashboard and the controls. They will shift most of the controls to the center mounted touchscreen on the dash. Therefore, the passenger and the driver will have access to the infotainment system that way.
We are probably going to be treated to a more modernistic approach here so less hard buttons and switches will be given. We also expect to see the basic Autopilot features given for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback. This is a usual addition in every Tesla vehicle so this one is not going to be one which is going to miss those.
Powertrain for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback
As we expect it the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback will probably borrow the powertrain from the sedan version. The problem is that the information about the powertrain of the sedan is still limited.
They have not unveiled everything that we want to know, so we cannot really confirm nor guess how the hatchback is going to fare. What we can say is that the base model will probably come with a RWD drive and be capable of attaining a range of 215 miles, which probably means that they are adding a 40-kWh battery pack.
We can also expect that the 0-60 mph acceleration comes to about 6 seconds of time. Of course, there are probably going to be some higher specs models available and we assume that those will get to use a 60-kWh battery pack or even a 70-kWh one.
The former one could offer a range of 250 miles and an acceleration of up to 5 seconds, while the latter option provides a range of 300 miles and 4 seconds to get to 60 mph.
We estimate that the price for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback will not differ so much compared to the sedan version. It might add a couple of hundreds but it will initially come to a price of $27,500. The higher trim levels will of course get a higher bump in the price and will probably amount to somewhere around $55,000.
The competition for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback is probably a standard one. There are already a lot of hatchback cars with an electric engine available so the Model 3 is just going to be one of the many. But this is a Tesla so it immediately gives it a lot of advantage when we compare it to the other ones. Vehicles such as Chevrolet Bolt and the Nissan Leaf are in for a surprise when the Hatchback version of the Model 3 comes out.