A new report published today by Reuters cites an unnamed source in Korea with direct knowledge that LG Display has been selected to be “a sole supplier for the 15-plus inch center display of Model 3.”
The display is just 2 inches smaller than the center screen in Tesla’s flagship Model S sedan and Model X SUV. Although we are talking about LG’s display division, Tesla already has a partnership with the Korean electronic giant through a battery supply agreement with its LG Chem division.
As we pointed out in our summary of the Model 3 event last night, the vehicle Tesla unveiled is a prototype which will likely see a few iterations before entering production late next year – and that’s if everything go according to plan.
When Tesla unveiled the pre-alpha prototype of the Model X, it was also featuring a center display sticking out of the dashboard – though it was positioned vertically instead of horizontally like in the Model 3 prototype.
Here’s a side-by-side of the Model 3 prototype’s and X prototype’s interior:
The Model X interior ended up looking almost identical to the Model S’ with the center screen integrated in the dash – so it’s not impossible that something similar could happen with the Model 3.
Also, Tesla didn’t include any picture of the interior in its promo shots of the vehicle and CEO Elon Musk said that “some important elements will be added and some will evolve.”
@rossbin You will see the car very clearly, but some important elements will be added and some will evolve.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2016
I think that the center screen could be an element that will evolve, but I’m not sure how this LG report plays into it.
What do you think of the center screen?
Featured Image: Tesla model 3 prototype’s display from Tesla Model 3 test ride by Bjørn Nyland