One of the more longstanding questions surrounding Tesla’s Model 3 involves the car’s interior design. When Elon Musk initially unveiled the Model 3 last year, the interior we saw was rather bland, to say the least. What’s more, Tesla’s highly anticipated mass market EV lacked a traditional instrument cluster with pertinent information such as speed and range. As a result, speculation that Tesla would either incorporate a digital dashboard or a HUD of some sort quickly began to spread.

As it turns out, the Model 3 interior we saw last year won’t be changing much at all. Just a few months ago, Musk all but confirmed that the Model 3 will not include a futuristic instrument cluster. As Musk explained, there’s not necessarily a need for a traditional instrument cluster when a car is capable of driving itself.

That notwithstanding, you can rest easy knowing that the shipping version of the Model 3 will be much more elegant than the photos we initially saw. As a point of reference, this is what the original Model 3 interior looked like.

More recently, though, Model 3 sightings in California have revealed that the final design will look something like this.

With that information in tow, Electrek earlier today posted a new render of what the Model 3 interior may look like when it begins shipping later this year.

Image source: Electrek

While Tesla has a long history of missing production deadlines, the company remains adamant that mass production will, in fact, begin next month. Further, the final Model 3 reveal, where all looming questions about the car will be answered, is also set to take place sometime next month.

As a final point, Tesla in recent weeks has confirmed a number of key performance details regarding the Model 3, including the fact that it will be able to go from 0-60 MPH in 5.6 seconds and that the entry-level model will have a range of 215 miles.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.