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New rear seats

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by jelloslug, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    Several new Model Ses have been delivered with a new style rear seat:

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    The middle seat is now raised slightly compared to the outboard seats and the upholstery pattern now matches the front seats.
     
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  2. johnster007

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    I heard the grab handles are now lined with alcantara. Has anyone noticed this change?
     
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    They still look pretty amateur.
     
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    jelloslug Active Member

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    What defines an "amateur" seat?
     
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    It's a far cry from an executive seat but definitely looks like an upgrade!
     
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    I like them. The old version was too easy to slide around in. No bolsters to hold you in.
     
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    I would like to see how well they fold down.
     
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    There are grab handles?!
     
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    Sorry. Probably not the best term but I don't know what to call them. The guy at SC said Tesla is putting alcantara in the place where you put your hand to pull the door closed.

    Also sorry for getting us a bit off topic. :)
     
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    Agreed. @yugsy any chance you could take a picture or two of how they look when folded down?
     
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    That would be easy to retrofit.
     
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    Anyone know the option code for the new second row?
     
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    Thanks @jelloslug for sharing. MUCH appreciated!

    Tesla's seats? ;)

    Yeah, I agree with @AmpedRealtor, there is something a tad bit off with the latest round of Tesla seating. I mean, this seat update is better than the old one as a fundamental design (bolstering is nice), but at the same time the workmanship and maybe the proportions too look a little... off. More off than some of Tesla's older implementations, actually.

    The new Model X 5/7 seater second row has this issue as well... It is hard to explain, but it seems to me whomever is doing the latest round of Tesla's seating (they say in-house but what does that exactly mean...), isn't perhaps implementing the designs quite as proficiently than some of the older ones have been.
     
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    Seeing the new 2nd row bench on the 7-seat MX really turned me off. It's such an obvious afterthought and the workmanship was not up to Tesla standards. Really? My '14 Honda Odyssey has much better...
     
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    Exactly why I opted for the 6-seater with a console. The seats are much more comfortable, especially for long-trips. I know I sacrificed storage space, but I felt the trade-off was worth it, we'd rarely be able to fold the 2nd row as a family.

    -Rob
     
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    Stitching appears poorly executed and the overall design is underwhelming. It strikes me as yet another mediocre stab by Tesla at something that almost every other manufacturer is able to get right. It's unfortunate that such a "techie" car still cannot get the basics right after almost 5 years. It's better than what my car shipped with, yes, but it's still disappointing for a car in this price class.

    I sure hope this isn't the result of hiring that Volvo guy...
     
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    It sounds more like you are complaining more about personal taste rather than a real deficiency with the car.
     
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    Given that this seat HAD to be designed after the Model 3's rear seat-- which has a fold down armrest-- how the HELL did Tesla manage yet another revision without including what nearly every budget car since the 1980s has had?

    I mean, seriously-- how hard is it to make a fold down freakin' armrest?? Certainly can't cost more than a couple bucks a car. Oh-- and here's an idea: drill two holes in it for a cupholder!

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