Tesla is reportedly sprucing up the Model S with additional options as early as next week

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Apr 8, 2016
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  1. Much of the attention Tesla has received as of late relates to its Model 3 sedan, and for good reason. The highly anticipated budget-minded electric vehicle has already been pre-ordered more than 325,000 times – well beyond what anyone expected.

    The Model 3 owes its very existence to the vehicles before it, namely the Model S. Albeit pricey, the four-door sedan proved to the auto industry and consumers that an electric car could offer respectable range from its batteries, deliver incredible performance and look good doing it… at least, on the outside.

    Critics of the Model S have cited its lackluster interior as one of the few areas that doesn’t quite match up to luxury counterparts from companies like Audi, BMW and Mercedes. It’s something Tesla is looking to address, perhaps as early as next week.

    Sources from inside the company tell CNET that a series of updates are in the pipeline that’ll both simplify manufacturing and add a bit more functionality to the interior.

    New options are said to include the seats from the Model X (complete with ventilation) and additional storage compartments including pockets on the doors.

    The changes aren’t limited to the interior, however, as the nose of the car will also reportedly receive a new look. LED headlights are on the docket, as are additional exterior paint colors.

    The publication says the updates will come with a price increase although the amount hasn’t yet been revealed.

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  2. Frixx

    Frixx TS Rookie

    It really needs a faux grill. Looks cheap without it.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,406   +3,417

    That's one link I will not click on. CNET, is a site I avoid like a plague. I consider it a public service, warning people about visiting that place.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,269

    The production model will in all likely hood have one. You're just looking at some kind of prototypes here.
  5. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Addict Posts: 290   +90

    Nope, I like it that way more.
  6. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 365   +113

    But will it still look like a Ford Mondeo? Until they lose that look I won't be interested.
  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,267   +768

    You mean Aston Martin? I'm pretty sure Ford got some inspiration from them.
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  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,601   +1,888

    It just needs proper styling...

  9. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 365   +113

    All I ever see if a overpriced Ford Mondeo when I see a model S. It's a shame because I love the tech, there just isn't the looks to justify a
    £80k price tag on my opinion.
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,601   +1,888

    In UK, fully loaded Teslas with the minimum mileage sell for under £65k, and under £60k, if you know how to negotiate.


    Still, I agree, it ain't worth it. And lots of offers to buy such fresh second-hand cars proves that people have been disappointed with the car.
  11. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 514   +278

    They miss the sound of an engine.
  12. I had never thought of that, I know for me especially with the old Muscle cars of the late '60's (when you could actually work on the engine yourself) and with the motorcycle there is an immense satisfaction from the sound when you crank the throttle and let it rip. The success of the car movie's like Fast and Furious series shows this also.
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  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    Especially in light of the fact, there's nothing available as an exact replacement! So.......


    Or this one?
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  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    It's nice to see Batman finally gaining enough confidence to come out of the closet! (y)

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