Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk revealed recently that the Smart Air Suspension feature is coming to the Tesla Model 3 in 2018. The CEO of the U.S.-based electric making company disclosed the time frame for the release of the feature on Twitter.
Tesla CEO reveals a feature that will improve the performance of Model 3
According to Mr. Musk, the Smart Air Suspension feature will arrive in six months along with the dual motor all-wheel drive configuration of the Model 3. Next spring, the dual motor is going into production. The Smart Air Suspension is a useful feature available to owners of the all-electric Model X SUV and the Model S electric sedan.
There was a time when the feature was offered at a premium price of $2,500. Later, the electric car making company made the smart feature standard. The Smart Air Suspension feature allows drivers to adjust their suspension to better handle certain terrain, like steep driveways, snow covered roads, or speed bumps. It is expected that the Smart Air Suspension feature will bump up the cost of the Model 3 initially.
By using GPS location detection, the settings are retained for future use after adjustments are made using the touchscreen of the car. The car settings will automatically adjust itself whenever it encounters those areas again. The long range battery of the Tesla Model 3 went into production this year and many buyers are expecting to receive their car beginning in October.
Expect the feature in six months or so: Musk
Due to the absence of the dual motor option, some drivers delayed purchasing the Model 3. The unexpected announcement of the CEO of the electric carmaker for the release of this configuration may put their minds at ease now and give them something definitive to look forward to.
According to the CEO, the feature will be added to the affordable electric car of Tesla “in about six months or so.” He disclosed the information about the timeframe in a tweet while responding to a question about the system. In addition to this, the automaker has revealed that the deliveries of Long Range Model 3 will start mid-way through 2018 while deliveries of the standard model will start in the next couple of months. The range-extended variant will cost from $44,000 while the standard version will cost from $35,000.