Model ≡ hatchback alternative as 2019 Model?

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First time I hear about this possible addition to the range... Apart from the fact this may be total hogwash, I have very mixed feelings about the pics (not sure if I can truly call them that way...) intended to show what the car might look like...
As stated before, I feel real' good about the current nose, hence I can't say that I am thrilled by the front design, though it retains a nice sporty look, yet not as 'pure'...
It's the back that bothers me more... Of course, we know that there are some of us who really would love a hatch yet doesn't this rendition look a lot more plain, ordinary?
Anyways, I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder... so I respect others may look at it very differently... :)

Thoughts? Opinions?
Good evening folks!! About time for me to call it a night...

Cheers, Mike

http://carslane.com/2019-tesla-model-3-hatchback/
 

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That looks horrid. Not quite as bad as a BMW 3-Series 'shooting brake' design... But still HORRID. I sincerely doubt that Tesla would ever want to pay homage to the Ford Focus Hatchback. I am certain that their Chief Product Architect would never sign off on such a design.
 
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That looks horrid. Not quite as bad as a BMW 3-Series 'shooting brake' design... But still HORRID. I sincerely doubt that Tesla would ever want to pay homage to a the Ford Focus Hatchback. I am certain that their Chief Product Architect would never sign off on such a design.
@Red Sage , funny I had not seen the linkage to the Focus and now it seems so clear! ;)
Anyways, I agree with you though, as stated, others may have a different view... diversity, diversity... :)
 

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OK. It's just that for me, many vehicle designs for smaller cars are over complicated. That is, the way that their glasswork and roof supports are constructed seem to have too many individual parts to them. Most buyers seem content to 'hide' these flaws with generous window tinting (as illustrated in those images). I see that happen most often with Ford and Volkswagen vehicles and it just plain gets on my nerves. The current Prius seems to have the same problem.

I will probably feel this way until such time as someone invents a proper transparent aluminum that allows clear views in all directions, or electro-activated liquid glass that can be any shape or size. But mostly, I just find the spoilers on hatchbacks that are set to look like a baseball cap turned backward to be rather personally offensive for some reason.

 

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OK. It's just that for me, many vehicle designs for smaller cars are over complicated. That is, the way that their glasswork and roof supports are constructed seem to have too many individual parts to them. Most buyers seem content to 'hide' these flaws with generous window tinting (as illustrated in those images). I see that happen most often with Ford and Volkswagen vehicles and it just plain gets on my nerves. The current Prius seems to have the same problem.

I will probably feel this way until such time as someone invents a proper transparent aluminum that allows clear views in all directions, or electro-activated liquid glass that can be any shape or size. But mostly, I just find the spoilers on hatchbacks that are set to look like a baseball cap turned backward to be rather personally offensive for some reason.

I feel that form follows function. Because I usually have need to haul a lot of stuff a hatchback is more useful to me. If I have a choice at the time that my reservation comes due, I would go with a hatchback of station wagon.

As for the transparent aluminium, it has existed since the formation of the planet, it's called sapphire. Many devices, especially wristwatches have sapphire windows. It is just impractical, not impossible, to grow sapphire crystals in large diameters.