(Reuters) -Tesla on Wednesday rolled out the restyled model of its Mannequin 3 compact sedan in North America at unchanged costs, months after the car attracted wholesome demand upon launch in China and Europe.

The transfer will refresh Tesla’s growing old car line-up in its greatest market and follows a value struggle final 12 months that helped the corporate meet its annual deliveries objective at the price of margins.

The revamped model of the long-range and rear-wheel drive Mannequin 3 variants embrace new options corresponding to a rear show for backseat passengers, based on Tesla’s web site.

Following the modifications, the long-range variant can go 341 miles on a single cost, up from 333 miles earlier.

Tesla has additionally refreshed its wheel designs, now obtainable in two new colours, “Stealth Gray” and “Extremely Pink.”

The Mannequin 3 rear-wheel drive variant is priced at $38,990, whereas the long-range variant prices $45,990, after each turned ineligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit score on the finish of 2023, primarily based on new steerage below the U.S. Inflation Discount Act.

Tesla has eliminated the Mannequin 3 Efficiency variant, which was the most costly model of the compact sedan at $50,990 earlier than the federal tax credit score, from its North American web sites.

The upgraded Mannequin 3, developed below a venture codenamed “Highland”, was unveiled in China in September final 12 months at the next value. It went on sale in Europe a month later.

Analysts attributed Tesla’s document quarterly deliveries earlier this month to the design modifications in addition to reductions and incentives the corporate supplied on the finish of 2023.

Nonetheless, the American firm misplaced its spot as the highest electric-vehicle maker by gross sales to China’s BYD within the fourth quarter, underscoring the risk it faces from the Chinese language agency that has been in a position to drum up demand with cheaper automobiles.

(Reporting by Shubham Kalia and Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Sonia Cheema and Devika Syamnath)

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