Tesla Model 3 Set For Global Debut By Next March

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

The elusive unicorn known as the Tesla Model 3 is set to hit showrooms in H2 2017, but will make its world debut much sooner.

During the automaker’s Q1 2015 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk announced that his company would bring the Model 3 to the global stage next March, AutoGuide reports. This likely could mean an appearance around, if not during, the Geneva or New York auto shows that bookend the month.

Before the $35,000 EV with the 200-mile range leaves the studio for the ramp, however, the Model X SUV is expected to take its place alongside the Model S.

[Photo credit: Tesla/ Facebook]

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Vent-L-8 Vent-L-8 on May 07, 2015

    I'm starting to feel like Charlie Brown when Lucy offers to hold the football for him...

  • Derekson Derekson on May 07, 2015

    So it will be revealed in March of 2016, which means that if it follows the time to market of the Model X we should see them for sale sometime in 2021.

  • Craiger Craiger on May 07, 2015

    It's not impossible to develop the car. I doubt the market will be big enough to sustain it though.

    • Jpolicke Jpolicke on May 08, 2015

      I disagree. A $35k CUV with 200 mile range? That would generate new-Apple-phone-like lines.

  • Shaker Shaker on May 08, 2015

    An American-owned company, producing technologically advanced American cars and batteries in American plants, using American labor with a little help from the American gov't? BAH! HUMBUG!

    • Zamoti Zamoti on May 08, 2015

      I know really! Tesla is terrible, just burn it all down. I so don't understand the distaste for Tesla, they've not hit all the marks perfectly, but it's not like Ford/GM/Nissan/Toyota, etc. have gotten straight A's on model lineup or delivery of promised cars. So many people complain that "Meh, all cars are boring and look the same, waah" but now that something different is around, it's like a bunch of monkeys just found a glow stick in the forest and they're scared of it. "Bite it!" "No, hit it with a stick!" "Ooh ooh, smash it with a rock!" WTH?! BTW, you said government and thusly summoned the libertarians. Here comes the ca-ca.