The new Model 3 follows the same range pricing structure as before. The three variants consist of the entry-level Rear-Wheel Drive priced at $61,900, before on-road costs and state-based incentives, and the mid-grade Long Range which is priced $10,000 higher, at $71,900.
The new Performance grade has yet to be revealed. Expect to see it toward the end of 2024 with Tesla promising something a bit more special this time around.
Unlike when it first arrived in Australia, this updated version of the Model 3 faces increasingly heated competition.
For slightly more coin you can get into the Polestar 2 (from $67,400) which has had a similar under-the-skin upgrade recently, while BYD has just entered this space with its Seal sedan at a bargain starting price ($49,888).
If you're already familiar with the Model 3 range, not much has changed in terms of standard equipment, although there are a handful of notable inclusions.
The base Rear Wheel Drive still gets LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels with aerodynamic hubcaps, that massive central 15.4-inch central control panel, synthetic leather seat trim with power adjust for the front two positions (this time upgraded with a perforated finish and ventilation as well as heating), dual wireless phone chargers, a power tailgate, and surround parking sensors with the signature 'Autopilot' cruise control.
Upgrades this year include the new seats, but also extended soft-touch materials throughout the cabin, ambient RGB interior lighting, a blind-spot camera which pops up on the screen when indicating on both sides, and a rear touchscreen for climate controls and entertainment for rear passengers.
The software in the Model 3 is notable for being by far the best on the market. It's sleek, fast, and beautifully laid out.
It makes the car feel a full generation ahead of anything else on the market and remains the car of the internet age with its always online connectivity and great accompanying phone application.
It's not all good news, however. Still missing is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with the brand forcing you to use built-in versions of apps, and there's no digital instrument cluster or head-up display.
You also have to delve into the accessories list to get things like a cover for the sunroof and a tyre repair kit, both things which should be standard in Australia.