A Tesla Model S vehicle with what appeared to be a refreshing design was discovered in the wild when production of the Model S / X ceased.
Update Tesla Model S Design
Over the past few months we’ve been reporting extensively on rumors that a possible update to the Model S and Model X has been on the rise lately – especially since then Tesla announced that the Model S plaid will require some major changes.
We reported about it in December Tesla is significantly increasing the delivery schedule and price for Model S and Model X to Europe March.
In addition, we learned that recently Tesla has extended the production shutdown of the Model S / X by early January – leading some to believe the automaker is upgrading the production line to produce a new version of the electric sedan.
We reported on it back in 2018 Tesla is working on a major refresh to its interior design for Model S and Model X, which was scheduled for the time planned for summer 2019.
This update was delayed as Tesla focused all resources on increasing Model 3 production. Now many think it might be time Tesla updated the Model S design and possibly the Model X at the same time.
New Tesla Model S prototype discovered
In addition to rumors of an upcoming update, Youtube channel ‘The Kilowatts’ released footage of a Tesla Model S prototype with a new design that was discovered in Palo Alto near Tesla’s headquarters.
They posted a video of the sighting today:
As you can see, the vehicle has various changes including a wider body, a new rear diffuser, chrome erasure on most of the fairings, new headlights, and possibly even some slightly updated wheels – although they look a lot like Tesla’s existing arachnid wheels.
Although it clearly has an updated design and is not due to third party changes as the vehicle has manufacturer’s plates, it is not clear whether it is a prototype of a new version of the production model S with an updated design, or simply a new prototype of is the Model S Plaid, which is not expected until the end of this year.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.
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