Tesla's vice president of engineering has revealed a few tidbits about their upcoming entry-level sedan.

Speaking to Autocar, Chris Porritt said the model would eschew the aluminum platform that underpins the Model S and Model X. Porritt went on to say “I expect there will be very little carryover" from the Model S because "we’ve got to be cost-effective."

While the cost cutting will likely cause some concern, Porritt confirmed the car would be “realistically” priced to compete with the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class.

As we have previously reported, the entry-level sedan will arrive in approximately three years and the construction of a Gigafactory is critical to the model's success.

Gallery: Tesla entry-level sedan will share little with the Model S - report

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