If you want to buy a new Tesla Model S or Model X in Australia, you’re only able to specify one with adaptive air suspension. Model 3 buyers, however, don’t have that option… yet.
Back in 2017, Musk confirmed the Model 3 would receive the option approximately six months after the start of production.
The option never appeared and finally, in August 2019, Musk tweeted there were no plans “at this time” to introduce the option. Only a lowered suspension option ever arrived.
The controls allow the driver to choose a ride height and also toggle between standard and sport-style adaptive damping. The latter feature was added last year.
Drivers can also choose whether or not they want the suspension to automatically lower at highway speeds.
Cleverly, the car is programmed to use your GPS coordinates to remember locations where you frequently adjust your suspension – for example, at the end of your driveway – and adjust the ride height accordingly.
While the availability of the feature has yet to be confirmed by Tesla for the Model 3, the company has confirmed it will be available on the upcoming Cybertruck.