Tesla Model 3 hatchback rendering by Theo-03

When the Tesla Model 3 first made an appearance, there was a divide on its styling. While CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk has made it clear that there were still some tweaks to be done to the Model 3’s exterior, now rendering guru, Theophilus Chin has deciced to make a second attempt, by turning the “pre-tweaked” version into a hatchback.

First off, the original front looks like it was meant for a hatchback body style. So much so, that it looks more at home here, rather than in its actual sedan form. While two-thirds of the car have been retained, the major styling exercise begins from the thickened C-pillar.

Rather than an edged rear window, the Model 3 rendering has been given a blunt rear end. The sleek tail lamps have also been retained and as such, they look better suited as well. The flattened back sports a spoiler across the hatch (appears more prominent on the red render) and a roof spoiler can be seen on both.

In a way, a Tesla Model 3 hatchback makes a lot of sense, seeing that this is an EV that’s catered to the market at large. The actual Model 3 sedan comes with a rear-wheel drive layout, and is powered by dual electric motors, enough for a 0-96 km/h (60 mp/h) time of just six seconds.

Apart from that, the Model 3 will sit five passengers “comfortably” and has an all-electric range of at least 346 km on a single charge. Autopilot features will come as standard, while the Model 3 is expected to achieve five-star safety ratings in every testing category.

So guys, a Tesla Model 3 hatchback – aye or nay? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.