Count me out when it comes to all the motorized seats, doors, frunks, ports, etc etc etc. Each a new and unique opportunity to experience Tesla’s service organization. No thanks.
I’d be good with keeping the basic proportions and greenhouse, which I think are about as close to timeless as you can get, along with a front/rear refresh that is slightly more edgy and incorporates some next gen Roadster design. I think this render that has been making the rounds is a decent start. I don’t love everything about it but it’s the right idea IMO.
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I think most of the “redesign” work actually needs to happen in the interior. I’ll break with the common refrain of people thinking Tesla needs to benchmark Audi in this regard and develop a super busy material/surface/angle/stitching-rich “luxury” interior that will look dated and age poorly.
Keep it simple, adopt the Model 3 design language, but increase fit/finish and material quality accordingly. Skip the gimmicks like massaging seats and heads-up displays. Increase UTILITY of the interior with thoughtful storage and comfort updates. I don’t want doors that open and close themselves with more time, effort, and drama than if I just did it myself. Don’t complicate things that don’t need complication. Learn the lessons from the Model S door handles and Model X falcon wings instead of doubling down.
Move back to the customizability of prior years. The S/X is low volume and expensive - return the ability for people to pick what they want in terms of colors, finishes, and roof treatments like an opening sunroof.
That would make me happy and incentivize me to buy another vs switching to a 3 or Y.
I forgot all about the CCS capability. Just provide a charging adapter for goodness sake. The supercharger network is light years ahead of the competition but CCS capability would add to route planning flexibility.- Tow hitch (motorized)
- Better noise isolation
- Interior similar to Model 3, but even better finish. But keep small displays for driver and passenger
- Larger adjustable spoiler
- Wider tires
Performance 3?I am waiting to buy my first Tesla. I have driven a Model 3 and Model X. I loved the acceleration and handling of both, but felt the ride was stiff with more road/wind noise than I expected. I am leaning towards a Model S. I like the rear hatch. I don't like the looks of the M3 or MY.
I am waiting for Battery Day to see what will be new if anything. I am coming from a Cadillac CT6 which I really love. I like that it is big, handles and accelerates great for it's size (zero-60 in 5 sec), is quiet and comfortable.
My wish is for a quite, luxury ride with more range and faster charge capabilities. If Cadillac made an EV version of CT6, I would be happy. I'm going to go drive a Model S within the next month. I sure hope I'm not disappointed because I can't see driving an ICE car anymore.
100%If they do updates to the Model S, what are the chances that they will be immediately available for orders? And if not when do you guys think the first delivery for the updated version be?
What's the liklihood of a new Model S (or a refresher) actually be released..
Elon said in a tweet that they won't do an update to the Model S. But everyone saying he said that to protect sales..
I am told my model S P will be delivered in September(UK) , and been anxious about Battery day tbh...
Don't screw with the exterior body, it doesn't need a major refresh.
Fully forged monoblock alloy wheels on Performance variant
Noise Cancelling high end stereo with dual AKM AK4438VN DACs
360-degree surround-view camera system (hell KIA has this)
HID headlights, verses the crappy LED's
a sunroof or convertible option.
Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, and an onboard Wi-Fi hot spot. (like the Toyota RAV4)
height adjustable seatbelts (on the B pillar for my short wife)
Fast USB charging or equally fast wireless charging: The typical USB outlet in a car charges at 0.5 amps, which charges a phone slowly. If an app is being used, the phone may lose charge even when plugged in. Many new cars now have at least a 1.5-, 2.0-, or 2.4-amp rating (noted by 1.5A, 1.5A, 2A, 2.1A, or 2.4A on the outlet), and the newer USB Type-C plugs support up to 3 amps of charging, making phone charging faster, no matter how the phone is being used.
VIP Service Center for Model S
Bang & Olufsen pop-up tweeters
Warranty with 8 year unlimited mileage power train and battery coverage verses the Feb 2019 crappy revised one that you quietly released.
Biometric memory for driver settings and access to car and starting.
A real lease option
FM Radio that can receive a stations and lock on, verses the 1980's setup now - believe its an antenna issue
Non-TREX cup holders, I don't have T-REX arms
Return of the Model S vehicle Service loaner, if you have a P100D, you get a P100D loaner, not some Model S 60/70/85/90 rental car beat to crap car.
Open up the onscreen apps for development, I don't need a freaking fart app, Christmas app etc...
Give me something useful like a kill count scoreboard, for all the Audi, BMW, Corvettes, Ducati's, etc... like this A-10 below in app form.