Recent photos of Tesla’s Cybertruck prototype have sparked concerns about poor fit and finish, but automotive expert Sandy Munro asserts these are not indicative of the production version.
Munro explained prototypes often lack refinement as automakers are more focused on design validation rather than cosmetic details at this stage. He believes the fit and finish issues seen on Cybertruck mules will be resolved before production starts.
With over 1.8 million reservations, Tesla is under pressure to start Cybertruck manufacturing soon. Recent sightings of large component castings at Gigafactory Texas suggest production ramp-up is imminent.
As an expert set to analyze the truck on his YouTube channel, Munro placed a $100 deposit to secure a Cybertruck. He acknowledges Tesla has had some quality control issues in the past but remains optimistic about the radical pickup.
Successful launch of the stainless steel-bodied Cybertruck is critical for Tesla meeting its 2023 delivery target amid Q3 shortfalls. Its unconventional style and remarkable specifications like sub-2.9 second 0-60mph time could redefine electric vehicles.
So while the prototypes draw attention for uneven panels and smudges, Munro believes these pre-production units do not represent the fit and finish Cybertruck buyers can expect. The focus now is ensuring a smooth production ramp-up.