Tesla Model 3 to get red leather interior next year

The company will also start offering Model 3 leases in six to nine months.

As Tesla prepares to launch a Performance trim for the Model 3, Elon Musk has promised to add bold new interior colors.

Following confirmation of a white leather interior, the executive says red upholstery will be on the way sometime next year.

Tesla initially rolled out simplified configurations for the Model 3, hoping to avoid production delays caused by overly complicated ordering options. The company promised to launch new features as output volume ramps up, however.

Buyers will have to wait at least six to nine months to lease a Model 3, though Musk says "loan financing is a better deal anyway" since Tesla vehicles have a stronger residual value than typical cars.