Discovering the Novelty
Hey guys! Welcome to another captivating episode of car detailing, where we delve into the intricacies that make or break the appeal of a vehicle. This time, it’s Kyle behind the camera, and I’m joined by Brandon from Tesla Flex. The setting couldn’t be more intriguing; it’s 1:00 AM, we’re in the quaint city of Amsterdam, and right before us is a Tesla Model 3 Highland.
The adrenaline is real as this is our first attempt at a build quality analysis, especially without Colton, our usual Sherlock in scrutinizing vehicles. This episode is unique as it’s our first encounter with a Tesla whose VIN starts with an ‘L’. Brandon sheds light on this, explaining it denotes the car’s origin from Shanghai, making it one of the early birds from Tesla’s Shanghai facility to set wheels on European soil.
Our quest begins with a look at the exterior, the body panel gaps, and the interior trim pieces. The Tesla Model 3 Highland surely carries a different aura; a futuristic design that makes its predecessor look like a relic from the past. We couldn’t help but reminisce about the Model 3’s journey, from its launch in 2017 to the turbulent build quality days of late 2018 and early 2019, and how the build quality seemed to have picked up pace recently.
As we delve deeper, Brandon and I are greeted with a series of design enhancements. The interior has seen a significant overhaul, making it a treasure chest of refined craftsmanship. Despite the chilly Amsterdam night, the Tesla Model 3 Highland managed to keep us warm with its aesthetic appeal and meticulous design.
Our attention is soon drawn to the front trunk, revealing strong struts that smoothly glide open, reminiscent of the Model Y’s finesse. Under the hood, the relocation of the washer fluid reservoir hints at a re-engineered suspension, showcasing Tesla’s unending quest for perfection.
As we venture into the heart of the vehicle, the interior, we are met with a cascade of quality materials and well-aligned panels. The new door designs, aimed at enhancing side collision safety, mark a significant step towards ensuring passenger safety.
The Model 3 Highland doesn’t just stop at aesthetics and safety; it echoes the voice of modernity through its features. The acoustic glass, the double pan windows, and the new steering wheel material, all speak volumes about Tesla’s commitment to delivering a quiet, comfortable, and engaging driving experience.
An interesting find was the external speaker situation, showcasing Tesla’s innovative approach in utilizing a pedestrian speaker for the horn sound. This subtle, yet impactful feature represents Tesla’s knack for thinking outside the conventional box.
As we wrapped up our nocturnal adventure with the Tesla Model 3 Highland, the verdict was clear. Tesla has upped the ante in ensuring top-notch build quality. This isn’t just a car; it’s a statement of how far Tesla has come in harmonizing innovation, safety, and quality.
As I head back, the streets of Amsterdam echo with the futuristic hum of the Tesla Model 3 Highland, signifying the dawn of a new era in electric vehicles. The journey of discovery was exhilarating, and as the city sleeps, the Tesla Model 3 Highland stands as a silent sentinel, awaiting the day it will hit the roads, marking its territory in the realm of electric mobility.
Make sure to stay tuned for more detailed reviews and comparisons as we continue to unravel what the modern-day electric vehicles have in store. And of course, a huge shoutout to our friends at Enhanced Auto for making this review possible. Until next time, drive safe, and keep exploring the uncharted territories of automotive excellence.