Unlaunched Tesla Model-3 tested on the roads of Pune

The Model 3 is already the best selling executive sedan in the world and will likely compete with offerings from BMW, Mercedes and Audi in India.
The future plans are of launching more affordable hatchback which will likely also have many takers in India.

The Tesla Model 3 is being tested in India before its launch, if the video on YouTube is to be believed. A blue colour Tesla Model-3 was spotted being tested in Pune which was captured and uploaded by a Youtuber called the ‘Fat Biker’.

The car is question had a 18-inch wheels wrapped in the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Performance tyres along with an aero kit that increases the electric range of the model.

This car had a temporary number plate from Maharashtra. As of now there are no details on which the variants of the Model 3 Tesla plans on bringing to India, however it was reported that the best selling car could be brought to India by June.

In India, the estimated price tag of over Rs 60 lakhs considering it will incur a full import and customs duty if it is to be imported from China where Tesla has the gigafactory.

The base variant of the car has a 423 km range and a 0-100 kmph acceleration of 5.3 seconds. The top speed of the variant is 225 km per hour. The long-range model which is the mid-variant, it has an impressive range of 568 km, 0-100 kmph acceleration in 4.2 seconds with 233 kmph as its top speed. The top of the line performance trim gets 506 km of range and 3.1 seconds with a top speed of 260 kmph.

It is known that Tesla imported 3 sedans in India for testing, validation etc. This involves the other approvals as well.

The Tesla plans on bringing a completely built unit from China’s gigafactory. Local manufacturing however will be the key to the launch of more affordable Tesla’s in India which were in line with it’s global pricing. Tesla has no local infrastructure in India.

The Model 3 is already the best selling executive sedan in the world and will likely compete with offerings from BMW, Mercedes and Audi in India.
The future plans are of launching more affordable hatchback which will likely also have many takers in India.

 

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