Bulgaria's Vilner thinks the quality needed improving.
Tesla has come a very long way since the first Roadster launched way back in 2008. The Model S Plaid is pushing the limits of EV performance and the Model 3 is now the world's best-selling electric car, though it may not lead the EV race much longer as it faces increasing competition from mainstream manufacturers entering the world of EVs. But Vilner thinks there's one aspect of Tesla's cars that falls short of expectations: the interior design and quality.
"Tesla, as a whole, is one of the most innovative and influential companies we've seen in this century. It's just that the quality is average, and you don't get a variety of choice," the Bulgarian interior designer wrote.
To be fair, the Model 3's interior options are sparse to keep the price down, with a choice of either black leatherette seats with white contrast stitching or a black and white interior. If you want more personalization, Vilner is showcasing a new interior design for the Model 3 that makes the standard design look comparatively bland.
The cabin has been stripped out and coated with grey patterned tartan fabric, which covers sections of the seats, dashboard, door panels, headliner, armrest, and the lower part of the steering wheel, combined with contrasting dark grey fabric.
Brown leather is also applied to the seats and door trims, armrest, and steering wheel. It's certainly an acquired taste, but the customized cabin looks classier and more comfortable than the standard Model 3. If you want a more colorful design, Vilner also recently created a custom Model 3 cabin with turquoise fabric applied to the seats and contrasting orange accents.
Since Vilner specializes in interior design, the exterior has been left stock, as has the powertrain. The interior also retains the Model 3's original comfort and tech features, including 12-way adjustability and heating for the seats and a central 15-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment screen.