For several months, the rumor of a more compact model at Tesla has been growing. The Tesla Model 2, which would be sold around the 25 000 dollars, could seriously compete with the Volkswagen ID.3 but also the new Renault Mégane E-Tech. What could she look like? A snapshot published by the brand for a job offer in 2020 served as inspiration for Russian illustrator Nikita Chuiko de Kolesa to imagine this future model.
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A compact designed to counter the Volkswagen ID.3
The compact will be shorter than the Model 3 (4.69 m) with a template closer to the Volkswagen Golf or ID.3 (4.26 m). It logically takes up some of the style elements of the Model 3: no grille, almond headlights, retractable handles … The illustrator appears to have used photos of the current Nissan Micra to begin his work. He redesigned many elements such as the front face (similar to that of the Model 3 and Model Y) or the body folds on the fenders and in the extension of the lights. The design of the back comes from the imagination of the illustrator since no sketches have been published for this part. He chose to make horizontal lights that almost meet in the form of a band.
Produced in Europe?
This future compact Tesla, which could receive a different name from Model 2 (some also speak of Model Q), is expected to arrive by 2023. The information is still unclear, as is its place of production. Tesla could choose to start assembly in China while waiting for the Berlin Gigafactory, still under construction, to be fully operational. The German site must already accommodate the production of European copies of the SUV Model Y.
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