Detailed comparison between the old and new Tesla Model 3 headlights [Video]

Tesla Model 3 headlight comparison

There has been much speculation about the new headlights on the 2021 Tesla Model 3 ever since we first revealed them earlier this summer.

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With the announcement of the refreshed Model 3’s last month, we learnt the new headlights would not be coming to North America, and would be limited to EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) nations instead.

Thanks to a new Model 3 owner in the UK, we now have our first detailed look at how the new headlights perform.

The video, by RSymons Ltd on YouTube, first shows us a side-by-side comparison against the previous generation headlights (pictured above with the high beams on). As you can see, the new headlights project a very different pattern of light, with much more defined edges.

Once the new headlights are turned on by themselves, the changes become even clearer.

In case you didn’t know, your Model 3 comes with the ability to adjust the level of the headlights. When they perform this adjustment in the video, the new outer lens not only moves up and down like it does with the current headlights, they also move to the left and right.

There was some speculation when we first released the image of the new headlights that they could be adaptive (cornering). The host of the video suggest these movements while adjusting indicates the feature could come in a future software update.

Check out the full video below, and if you want to see more you can also check out this first-look at the new headlights we showed you last week.

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