The highly anticipated freshen of the 6-year-old Tesla Model 3 brings some badly needed luxury touches to the compact sedan, along with some quirky ergonomic choices and some missed opportunities to appeal to more traditional car buyers.
On the one hand, the pioneering Tesla now offers ventilated seats and a rear infotainment screen on its entry-level vehicle. On the other, it removed the turn-signal stalk on the steering wheel and still doesn't offer an instrument panel. Instead, vehicle information such as speed and battery charge is presented on the center infotainment screen.
"One thing I wish they had changed is where the speedo is," said Mat Watson, chief content officer for U.K. website Carwow. "Much better to have it straight in front of you. And really, this car could absolutely, 100 percent, do with a heads-up display," said Watson, who drove the car last week.