TESLA OPENS SHOWROOM, SERVICE CENTER
Electric car standard-bearer Tesla has stepped into the spotlight in its biggest arena yet: mass-market consumer cars. The first of the California-based company’s much-anticipated Model 3 sedans were delivered to owners’ driveways. Starting at $35,000, the Model 3 is Tesla’s most affordable car yet and represents a calculated shift from creating luxury, niche cars to aspiring to become a major brand in the growing market for battery-powered cars.
Though it didn’t generate the headlines of the Model 3 roll out, Tesla also trod new ground in Arapahoe County. The company opened a joint showroom and service center last week in the space formerly occupied by Schomp Automotive Group at 5700 S. Broadway. It is the newest Tesla facility in Colorado.
“Located south of Denver, the new 39,000-square-foot Littleton showroom and service center (will) help to serve the growing number of Tesla owners in the region,” the company said in a news release. It also recently opened a showroom in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
Tesla is leasing the building on the highly-visible corner of Broadway and Littleton Boulevard.