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Tesla will offer a new feature with its Model 3 beginning early next year.
The company will give customers the option of getting smart air suspension in about six months, CEO Elon Musk said via Twitter on Thursday.
Tesla began deliveries of the Model 3 in late July at a company handover event.
Currently, the automaker only offers a few options for customization of the Model 3. Buyers of the long-range battery version of the vehicle can choose color, wheel size, and opt for Autopilot features.
However, the company plans to roll out more options in the coming months.
By November, Tesla plans to offer the Model 3 that comes with a standard battery and by Spring 2018, the company will offer dual-motor all-wheel drive as an option. Musk said in his tweet that the smart air suspension feature will be tied to the dual motor configuration.
However, these customizations likely won’t come cheap, as many of the current options are pretty pricey.
In about six months or so. Linked to dual motor config.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 31, 2017
Access to Tesla’s Autopilot system costs Model 3 buyers an extra $5,000, while a paint job other than black costs $1,000. And upgrading to 19-inch Sport tires will set buyers back an extra $1,500.
According to the company’s website, Tesla is currently only delivering to employees who purchased the Model 3 with the long-range battery and premium upgrades. This vehicle begins pricing at $49,000, according to the company’s website.
Customers who want the $35,000 base model of the vehicle will have to wait until November to configure their vehicle.