Did Tesla reveal the design of its Model Next compact car in Engineering HQ video?

We all know Tesla is working on their next-generation platform which is supposed to discussed in greater detail, and possibly even revealed in less than one week at Investor Day. However it looks like Tesla may have given us a glimpse of the design of its next car in a video for the opening of their new engineering headquarters in Palo Alto.

We learned yesterday that Tesla was setting up the new headquarters in a 325,000 square foot office space formerly occupied by Hewlett-Packard. As Tesla is also known to do they threw a party to celebrate the new HQ last night, an event which was livestreamed on Twitter and YouTube. Just before the event kicked off Tesla played a promotional video and as they are also known to do, it appears they may snuck in some drawings of their future compact car.

Keen eyed fans were quick to notice what appears to be a compact, possibly two-door, hatchback Tesla, one in white and another in blue, among drawings of the company’s other models during a brief one-second glimpse of a designer at work at the company’s Design Studio in Hawthorne.

You might also recognize the drawing underneath that of the white Tesla as being the one Tesla shared several years ago when the company began recruiting designers for its China Design Studio. In that image Tesla used phrases such as “Create an original ‘Chinese Style’ Tesla” and “Let the most beautiful Chinese art be integrated into the future-oriented Tesla.”

What do you think, are these design sketches of Tesla’s $25,000 compact car? Let us know in the comments below. If you want to see it in the video, the sketches appear at the 11:39 mark.

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