Northern Ireland doesn’t have a Tesla store (yet), but wearing my other hat as NIEVO editor, I was delighted to get an invite to the Dublin store yesterday where the new Model 3 has just arrived.
It’s a static display, one of the US spec LHD cars that have been touring European stores for several months now, so no test drives just yet. I’d already seen a white 3 in Geneva, but this time we were able to actually get inside the car and have a proper tour of all the tech from our Tesla rep. It was fun trying out all the stuff we’ve read about this vehicle over the last 3 years including the host of improvements and new features that the OTA updates have brought in that time.
There are currently 3 versions of the car and these are the headline numbers for the ‘Standard Range Plus’ rear wheel drive model, the one which is likely to be the best seller.
All the details should be available tomorrow or Thursday as Elon Musk has said orders will open in the UK on 1st or 2nd of May. Providing there’s not the usual Elon-time slippage we’ll soon find out what price Tesla thinks is appropriate for their ‘affordable’ volume model.
Our 4 hour round trip to see the Model 3 was well worth it and we’re look forward to a test drive once right hand drive cars hit these islands.
In the meantime here’s a quick video of our look around the car…