Tesla has revamped the design of the Model S. The Model S not only features a redesigned front bumper, intakes, and rear diffuser but also a really cool steering “wheel” as well. The announcement took place alongside Tesla’s Q4 earnings call today. The company has done some minor external changes but the internal changes entirely steal the limelight.
On the outside, there is a new bumper, black door handles, new alloy wheels, and a revised rear diffuser as mentioned before. The subtle design changes now hint towards a sportier outlook of the car. The interior of the car is completely new and focused on the new steering wheel and infotainment system.
The steering wheel is highly inspired by an aircraft. The tablet looking touchscreen is gone and is replaced by a new 17-inch touchscreen that has enough power to run modern games like the Witcher 3. The resolution is also improved and is now 2200×1300 pixels.
Just like before, the instrument cluster to the back of the steering wheel continues to be an all-digital unit. However, this time though, there are no talks for turn indicators or wiper controls. These controls have been moved to the steering wheels instead. The dashboard is completely new as well and there’s a vent-less HVAC system just like Model 3.
The seats are improved as well. The rear seats get improved bolstering while there’s a new display at the rear behind the center console too. Tesla has used a lot of wood this time in the cabin, which gives it a much rather premium feel. The new Model S Plaid is the first major update to the car after the car was first launched in 2012 and looks quite futuristic as well.