Last week, reports surfaced that Tesla was working on an upgrade to the popular Model S. Now the company is ready to show off its redesigned electric vehicle
The biggest visual change to the Model S is the nose and headlights. They’ve been redesigned to resemble the Model X, giving the car a sleeker look up front. On the inside, Tesla also included several features from the Model X, including the car’s powerful “bioweapon defense mode” filtration system, which can clear out a nasty odor in seconds.
Tesla also beefed up the Model S charging standard from 40 amps to 48 amps. So the new car should charge even faster, but only if it’s plugged into a higher-amp charging station. Here’s a full list of the changes, as published in the Tesla forums by Big T:
New nose (Model X inspired)
The black plastic trim around the bottom of the front and sides is now body color
New HEPA filter in premium package (Bioweapon defense mode)
New LED headlights
Center console standard and appears to be built in
Piano Black trim interior option removed
Dark Ash and Figured Ash wood interior trim options added
Dark Ash is now the standard interior trim
Single charger upped from 40 amps to 48 amps
Dual chargers lowered from 80 amps to 72 amps – factory install only
[P]90D range upped to 294 miles (EPA) [[Editor’s Note: Source is wrong here, it’s the P90D that had its range increased.]]
Base price increased by $1500.
Rumored Additions That Didn’t Make the Cut:
NO 100 kWh option
NO Ventilated seats
NO Autopilot 2 hardware
NO Door storage pockets
The baseline model now starts at $71,500. You can order the upgraded car today on Tesla’s website.