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Tesla Model 3 spotted with roof covered – What are they hiding?

We are just a few weeks away from the launch of the Tesla Model 3 at the end of the month and there are still a few unknowns when it comes to options.

The roof options are one of those unknowns and now, a Tesla Model 3 release candidate has been spotted with its roof covered.

Previous sightings of Model 3 prototypes always had a glass roof and CEO Elon Musk has only referred to the glass roof at the unveiling of the Model 3.

Later, Tesla also removed the metal roof option of the Model S – leaving only glass roof options, panoramic and static all-glass.

It was hinting toward making the glass roof standard on the Model 3, especially since Musk said that Tesla would limit the number of configurations to fewer than 100 compared to the Model S’ more than 1,500 different configurations.

But the company later confirmed that the glass roof will be “optional” on the Model 3, which could mean that we have actually never seen the standard roof of the Model 3?

With that context in mind, a Model 3 has been spotted this week with the roof covered:

For a vehicle in development being tested on public roads, the Model 3 was surprisingly never camouflaged during its public outings.

Only on a few occasions, like when parked for charging, they covered they whole vehicle or just the steering wheel and center screen, but the vehicles never had masking material on them.

It makes this sighting unique. Would Tesla actually cover a metal roof? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

The only other option that we could think of is a solar roof, which Musk said Tesla would “probably” offer as an option on the Model 3, but it wasn’t expected to be offered until later iterations of the vehicle.

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