A closer look at the Tesla Model 3’s controversial new headliner

The headliner material, it’s pretty much the only thing that the Tesla community wanted to talk about this week. Hundreds of comments on our article about it and thousands more across the Tesla forums.

Now that Tesla has Model 3 display vehicles we can take a closer look at this controversial new headliner.

If anything, all the attention on this headliner material shows just how much people care about the Model 3.

The headliner is arguably one of the least important parts of the vehicle that received arguably a minor update and it still created an uproar. Talk about first world problems.

I still think that the issue came from not communicating the change, which resulted in Model 3 buyers taking delivery with a surprise because if you actually look at the material, it looks just fine.

Everyone I talked to who have seen the new “premium textile material” in person said that it looks perfectly fine.

Daniel Reuter stopped at the Tesla Palo Alto store yesterday to take a look at the display car and sent us a few pictures of the new headliner:

The color is very similar and therefore, we are talking about a slight update to the texture from fake suede to a weaved textile.

And for those who absolutely love fake suede, you’d be glad to know that there are still some Alcantara-like material on doors:

That’s the new interior finish of the Tesla Model 3.

What do you think?

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