Tesla is looking to redesign the Model 3 in an effort to cut production costs by reducing the number of components and overall complexity, according to a report from Reuters on Monday.
The redesign, codenamed Highland, will focus on things buyers care about most, which includes the display and performance, according to four people who spoke anonymously to Reuters. They also said Highland would go intro production in the third quarter of 2023 at Tesla’s factories in Fremont, California, and Shanghai, China.
Tesla couldn’t be reached for comment as owner Elon Musk disbanded the company’s media relations department in 2020.
The redesigned Model 3 will reportedly borrow from the Model S revamp from last year. This will include the airplane-style yoke steering wheel and fewer buttons.