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Despite a consistent record for skipping auto shows, Tesla made a surprise appearance at this year's Munich Motor Show, where it displayed the highly-anticipated refreshed Model 3. The updated sedan, known as 'Project Highland' during development, hasn't reached the United States just yet, but it shouldn't be that way for long. The new Model 3 could make its U.S. debut at the 2023 Detroit Auto Show, which runs from September 13-24.




While Tesla hasn't opened its mouth about its appearance at the event, the Detroit Auto Show website made several references to Tesla. "Show-goers can expect to see Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Ram, Tesla, Toyota, and Volkswagen as part of corporate/region-supported vehicle displays," read a statement on the event's website.


But aside from having its own display at Motor City, it seems that Tesla will also be among the list of automakers offering ride-and-drives at the event. "Outside of Huntington Place, Ford and Tesla will offer street course ride-and-drives," continued the statement. "There, show visitors will get a chance to get behind the wheel and take products for a spin along the Detroit riverfront over portions of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix downtown race circuit."



The refreshed Tesla Model 3 that debuted for various European and Asian markets earlier this month features a cleaner front fascia and new taillights, along with a more upscale interior that adds wraparound ambient lighting and even fewer physical controls. Aside from the more visible changes, upgrades under the skin are said to allow for increased range. On the manufacturer's European website, the Long Range AWD variant returns a staggering 390 miles of range, while RWD models offer 318 miles on a single charge. The U.S.-spec Model 3 should boast similar numbers when it arrives by the end of 2023.


Image Credits: Tesla
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Sep 7, 2023
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Tesla Model 3 'Project Highland' Could Make U.S. Debut At Detroit Auto Show

The updated sedan debuted for Europe and China earlier this month.

Despite a consistent record for skipping auto shows, Tesla made a surprise appearance at this year's Munich Motor Show, where it displayed the highly-anticipated refreshed Model 3. The updated sedan, known as 'Project Highland' during development, hasn't reached the United States just yet, but it shouldn't be that way for long. The new Model 3 could make its U.S. debut at the 2023 Detroit Auto Show, which runs from September 13-24.




While Tesla hasn't opened its mouth about its appearance at the event, the Detroit Auto Show website made several references to Tesla. "Show-goers can expect to see Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Ram, Tesla, Toyota, and Volkswagen as part of corporate/region-supported vehicle displays," read a statement on the event's website.


But aside from having its own display at Motor City, it seems that Tesla will also be among the list of automakers offering ride-and-drives at the event. "Outside of Huntington Place, Ford and Tesla will offer street course ride-and-drives," continued the statement. "There, show visitors will get a chance to get behind the wheel and take products for a spin along the Detroit riverfront over portions of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix downtown race circuit."



The refreshed Tesla Model 3 that debuted for various European and Asian markets earlier this month features a cleaner front fascia and new taillights, along with a more upscale interior that adds wraparound ambient lighting and even fewer physical controls. Aside from the more visible changes, upgrades under the skin are said to allow for increased range. On the manufacturer's European website, the Long Range AWD variant returns a staggering 390 miles of range, while RWD models offer 318 miles on a single charge. The U.S.-spec Model 3 should boast similar numbers when it arrives by the end of 2023.


Image Credits: Tesla

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