2024 Tesla Model 3: price and specs
New pricing for the Model 3 variants
Since going on sale in Australia in 2019, Tesla has offered three variants of the Model 3. But with the recent announcement of the updated version, the EV specialist is only selling two of those three variants here: the entry-level Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD), and the mid-grade Long Range.
Working out which model gets which features is tricky from the Tesla website, but we have been able to determine that all versions will get heated seats, ventilated front seats, powered front seats, and dual wireless phone chargers.
There are few equipment differences between RWD and Long Range, but a big one is the sound system. The RWD will get a nine-speaker sound system, whereas the Long Range gets 17 speakers, including two subwoofers.
Prices are up by $4500 and $1500 respectively, with the RWD selling from $67,406 drive away, and the Long Range from $77,826. That makes both versions eligible for the fringe benefits tax exemption as part of the government’s Electric Car Discount bill.
What has changed with the 2024 Tesla Model 3?
Think of this latest Tesla Model 3 as a mid-life update. The core of the car is unchanged from the 2023 version, from the doors and the underpinnings, to the panoramic glass roof.
For 2024, there’s more overt Tesla branding, with the steering wheel and boot replacing the T logo with “Tesla” spelled out in full.
New wheels, lights and bumpers add to the fresh look, as does the redesigned bonnet.
They also help improve the flow of one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars on the market. The coefficient of drag drops from 0.23 to 0.219, meaning less resistance at speed.