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Old 04-12-2016, 03:15 PM   #51 (permalink)
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The Model 3 nose will most likely conform with the family 'face'

The official refreshed nose for the Model S shows a rhinoplasty. Instead of the fashionable 'angry nose/grille' of contemporary designs, Tesla family goes for a pinched pixie-look.

https://www.teslamotors.com/models/d...s1&redirect=no

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Old 04-12-2016, 03:22 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I saw that. Not liking it.
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:05 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Speaking as a long-term Beetle owner and shark-mouth enthusiast; I'm Okay with it.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:11 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I saw that. Not liking it.
Agreed. It screams as loudly as some of the more outrageous "fish mouth" and "predator" grilles on other brands. The oval was tasteful.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:48 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Fake grilles are no more tasteful than fake hood scoops, etc.

Fake crap to make it look like you've got old school tech is lame.




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i like the 'fake' rust!!!!!!
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I'm surprised they didn't design this mass market car as a hatch back first. This will give the Bolt a competitive edge in the target market.
I think I posted this in the other thread already...

But the hatch will be on the "crossover" based on the Model 3 platform, which will ultimately be the more popular bodystyle, going by current sales trends.
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FYI, the trunk is in the front, no need to waste money on 2 trunks.
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Front trunks are great for one crowd:



But not, say, 99% of us:



In addition to real, usable storage space, hatches are more versatile...



Than frunks:


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