1. Tesla Model 3 apparel now available!


    Dismiss Notice

Interior trim

Discussion in 'Design' started by MelindaV, Jul 22, 2017.

More threads by MelindaV
  1. MelindaV

    ☰ > 3
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    3,173
    Likes Received:
    2,161
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    City & State/Province:
    Vancouver, WA
    Country:
    Country
    The Alphas had the dash and center console trim matching, if it were wood or white (and presuming if other trim colors were an option they would as well)
    XnJKm6d.jpgTesla-Model-3-9-1280x957.jpg

    But to date, all RCs and now the spied production cars have all had the brown wood dash trim and gloss Piano Black center console trim.

    BbWooAR.jpg

    So, what does everyone think is going on with the mismatched trim we've seen?
    Are parts outstanding from one vendor or another? Would a dash trim come from a different source than a console trim?
    Is the dash trim a placeholder for something we've not seen?
    maybe spaceshiplike?
    is that the dry powder?
    If so, why wouldn't they have had a temp piece that matched the center console?
    Would the designers really think the single brown wood piece fit in when there wasn't any other carried thru the design?

    I wouldn't mind the wood if it were the Dark Ash, but the brown just seems to be out of place - especially when the other hard trim is Piano Black...
     
    • Agree Agree x 7
    • SoFlaModel3

      Impatiently Waiting
      Moderator
      Expand Collapse

      Joined:
      Apr 15, 2017
      Messages:
      2,704
      Likes Received:
      1,253
      Trophy Points:
      113
      Gender:
      Male
      City & State/Province:
      South Florida
      Country:
      Country
      Very interesting point. I noticed the contrast but didn't give it much thought.

      I can't help but think this trim is final and other options appear over time (dark ash, aluminum, piano black, carbon fiber, etc).
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • KennethK

        Top-Contributor
        Expand Collapse

        Joined:
        Oct 13, 2016
        Messages:
        556
        Likes Received:
        270
        Trophy Points:
        63
        Gender:
        Male
        City & State/Province:
        Michigan
        Country:
        Country
        I think the dash and console will eventually match just as in the alpha prototypes. If not I'm hoping evannex makes a applique so they match. Also the rear air vent trim too.
         
        • Like Like x 2
        • Gizmo

          Active Member
          Expand Collapse

          Joined:
          Jun 16, 2017
          Messages:
          74
          Likes Received:
          21
          Trophy Points:
          8
          Gender:
          Male
          City & State/Province:
          Kent
          Country:
          Country


          I doubt it will be for any other kind of
          display as most of it is already being blocked by the steering wheel and central display.

          I am also hoping that piano black will not be the only trim as we have it in both of our current cars and apart it being a fingerprint magnet :( (the central display will be bad enough FFS!) I personally think it looks a bit cheap...
           
        • dudeman

          Well-Known Member
          Expand Collapse

          Joined:
          Jun 19, 2017
          Messages:
          324
          Likes Received:
          156
          Trophy Points:
          43
          Gender:
          Male
          City & State/Province:
          Philadelphia
          Country:
          Country
          No. It's just a dash trim. Nothing special hidden from us.
           
          • Agree Agree x 1
          • Topher

            Energy Curmudgeon
            Expand Collapse

            Joined:
            May 11, 2016
            Messages:
            550
            Likes Received:
            185
            Trophy Points:
            43
            City & State/Province:
            Maine
            Country:
            Country
            I hope they don't match the dash to the rest of trim, at least as regards white. The Bolt is having some problems with glare off the 'ash' colored dash, to the windshield. Flat and Black is best.

            Thank you kindly.
             
          • Jayc

            Well-Known Member
            Expand Collapse

            Joined:
            May 19, 2016
            Messages:
            209
            Likes Received:
            59
            Trophy Points:
            28
            City & State/Province:
            UK
            Country:
            Country
            Don't like wood trim and I don't really want premium interior, hoping basic interior will come in dark grey or black. Will spend the money on AWD and larger battery.
             
            • Like Like x 1
            • Agree Agree x 1
            • dudeman

              Well-Known Member
              Expand Collapse

              Joined:
              Jun 19, 2017
              Messages:
              324
              Likes Received:
              156
              Trophy Points:
              43
              Gender:
              Male
              City & State/Province:
              Philadelphia
              Country:
              Country
              Not sure about the glare but white interior with white dash looks so classy imho.
               

              Attached Files:

              • Agree Agree x 4
              • Like Like x 1
              • Topher

                Energy Curmudgeon
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                May 11, 2016
                Messages:
                550
                Likes Received:
                185
                Trophy Points:
                43
                City & State/Province:
                Maine
                Country:
                Country
              • orcinus

                Well-Known Member
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                Jul 10, 2017
                Messages:
                242
                Likes Received:
                80
                Trophy Points:
                28
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                Grad Zagreb
                Country:
                Country
                The glare isn’t just dependant on the dash+trim color and windshield shape.
                It depends a lot on the glass itself too - the way the layers have been bonded can alleviate or exacerbate the issue.
                And, obviously, there will be a lot less glare if the glass is coated with an AR coating on the inside.

                Judging by the reflections, Tesla’s glass appears to be AR coated (and IR-reflective coated) on the outside.
                We’ll see if it’s got an AR coating on the inside as well.
                 
                • Informative Informative x 2
                • MelindaV

                  ☰ > 3
                  Moderator
                  Expand Collapse

                  Joined:
                  Apr 2, 2016
                  Messages:
                  3,173
                  Likes Received:
                  2,161
                  Trophy Points:
                  113
                  Gender:
                  Female
                  City & State/Province:
                  Vancouver, WA
                  Country:
                  Country
                  • Agree Agree x 2
                  • Safe Daddy Driver

                    Well-Known SDD
                    Expand Collapse

                    Joined:
                    Nov 5, 2016
                    Messages:
                    425
                    Likes Received:
                    238
                    Trophy Points:
                    43
                    Gender:
                    Male
                    City & State/Province:
                    Jersey
                    Country:
                    Country
                    • Agree Agree x 3
                    • Funny Funny x 1
                    • SoFlaModel3

                      Impatiently Waiting
                      Moderator
                      Expand Collapse

                      Joined:
                      Apr 15, 2017
                      Messages:
                      2,704
                      Likes Received:
                      1,253
                      Trophy Points:
                      113
                      Gender:
                      Male
                      City & State/Province:
                      South Florida
                      Country:
                      Country
                      We don't know how Model 3 ordering works yet. AWD and larger battery may very well imply you're getting premium spec. We don't know if custom spec is even possible yet...
                       
                      • Agree Agree x 3
                      • dudeman

                        Well-Known Member
                        Expand Collapse

                        Joined:
                        Jun 19, 2017
                        Messages:
                        324
                        Likes Received:
                        156
                        Trophy Points:
                        43
                        Gender:
                        Male
                        City & State/Province:
                        Philadelphia
                        Country:
                        Country
                        Premium upgrade will most likely be offered as a package, same as S. Meaning you will end up getting leather, sound, heating etc all as one package.

                        Awd and battery should be separate options, not tied to premium interior.
                         
                        • Like Like x 1
                        • garsh

                          Dis Member
                          Moderator
                          Expand Collapse

                          Joined:
                          Apr 4, 2016
                          Messages:
                          2,696
                          Likes Received:
                          1,513
                          Trophy Points:
                          113
                          Gender:
                          Male
                          City & State/Province:
                          Pittsburgh PA
                          Country:
                          Country
                          I think some people are getting confused on terminology.

                          The "premium interior" is what Tesla calls the vegan fake leather. It's not necessarily an upgrade - it might be part of the base package.
                           
                          • Agree Agree x 3
                          • SoFlaModel3

                            Impatiently Waiting
                            Moderator
                            Expand Collapse

                            Joined:
                            Apr 15, 2017
                            Messages:
                            2,704
                            Likes Received:
                            1,253
                            Trophy Points:
                            113
                            Gender:
                            Male
                            City & State/Province:
                            South Florida
                            Country:
                            Country
                            We're all speculating is my point.

                            The car appears likely to come in 3 trims though... standard, premium, and performance. To simplify the production process expect bundling. That can be options like seat materials just as well as it can be battery sizes.
                             
                            • Like Like x 1
                            • JBsC6

                              Well-Known Member
                              Expand Collapse

                              Joined:
                              Oct 17, 2016
                              Messages:
                              291
                              Likes Received:
                              115
                              Trophy Points:
                              43
                              Gender:
                              Male
                              City & State/Province:
                              Northern NJ
                              Country:
                              Country
                              Performance sounds like I'll need to at for crap I don't want....and that's a shame..I really just want awd performance mode possibly autonomous 1 option and maybe the glass roof..

                              Some photos of the cars with the painted roof look too bulbous from the front view...

                              I hope we can see the actual cars before we order since we are a quarter of a million cars down on the list.

                              I have heard a rumor the reservation holders in the ten zev states might take precedent and move us closer to a delivery date ..something about selling zev credits to other manufacturers is profitable especially when they are in zev states?

                              I'm enjoying the anticipation and excitment
                               
                            • MelindaV

                              ☰ > 3
                              Moderator
                              Expand Collapse

                              Joined:
                              Apr 2, 2016
                              Messages:
                              3,173
                              Likes Received:
                              2,161
                              Trophy Points:
                              113
                              Gender:
                              Female
                              City & State/Province:
                              Vancouver, WA
                              Country:
                              Country
                              where have you sen a photo with a painted metal roof? I have only seen glass on every one since the alpha.

                              Tesla has no advantage of selling in ZEV states over others since they do not sell emission vehicles. I think anyone that may have started that rumor is trying to convince themselves they may get theirs delivered a bit earlier.
                              Until we hear differently, its best to assume the rollout Tesla has said a few times (Cal, then west to east invited by reservation) is what we should expect.
                               
                              • Agree Agree x 3
                              • JBsC6

                                Well-Known Member
                                Expand Collapse

                                Joined:
                                Oct 17, 2016
                                Messages:
                                291
                                Likes Received:
                                115
                                Trophy Points:
                                43
                                Gender:
                                Male
                                City & State/Province:
                                Northern NJ
                                Country:
                                Country
                                Grey car on Facebook. Rumors are what they are....take it for what it's worth or what it's not worth.

                                Smile
                                 
                              • Bryan Baker

                                Active Member
                                Expand Collapse

                                Joined:
                                Aug 21, 2016
                                Messages:
                                49
                                Likes Received:
                                16
                                Trophy Points:
                                8
                                Gender:
                                Male
                                City & State/Province:
                                Sacramento, CA
                                Country:
                                Country
                                I don't find the "Premium Upgrades" package particularly compelling, other than the (very small section of) glass roof. A glass roof might be worth $5k to me (cough, choke) except it comes with the "open pore" wood dash, which has a fatal flaw.

                                There are no other wood accents anywhere else in the interior to tie it in.

                                I've looked at all the interior pics I can find and that strip of wood looks mighty lonely, sad, and out of place. Every time I look at it, those open pores turn into a mouth singing Simon and Garfunkel's "I Am a Rock" and it gets stuck in my head for hours.

                                This is something I'd be willing to pay money to avoid, and thus, seems like should be a standard feature and not a premium one. Am I the only one that finds this extremely weird, like to the point of a design fail?
                                 
                                • Agree Agree x 3
                                • Like Like x 2

                                Share This Page

                                Model 3 Owners Club © 2017. All rights reserved.
                                Model 3 Owners Club (M3OC) is an enthusiast club and is not affiliated with Tesla Motors or the Tesla Motors Club Forum (TMC).
                                All Tesla logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors.