Tesla kicked off the New Year in China with the launch of its latest Model Y electric SUV, offering brand new features like a heated steering wheel and now, Tesla has confirmed the Model 3 will get a heated steering wheel as well, reports Tesla North.
As seen in the above screenshot, Tesla has also added a heated steering wheel for the Model 3 in China to match the Model Y.
In addition to a heated steering wheel, the newly launched Model Y also features a HEPA filter for Bioweapon Defense Mode, plus a revised door trim and centre console as seen from the latest Model 3 refresh.
“With both the Model 3 and Model Y in China featuring the same door trim, it seems inevitable this will eventually trickle to the United States, as Tesla streamlines its supply chain parts.”
The Model 3 Performance is also currently priced the same as the Model Y Long Range AWD in China, with the latter priced aggressively to compete against local EV rivals.
All the Model3 refresh stuff: new interior (including the top console that nobody noted somehow), heated steering wheel, efficiency package M3 2021 and M3 SR+ 2020Q4 Shanghai (this one is believed to be LiFe batteries?), heated radar, usb-c in glove box, powered liftgate
— green (@greentheonly) October 22, 2020
What does this all mean? New Tesla features in China will eventually trickle down to the United States and Canada. So that means expect a heated steering wheel for Model 3 and Model Y in Canada sometime this year.
News of the heated steering wheel was first discovered back in October by hacker @greentheonly, and now it has been confirmed in China.